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Old 09-27-2004, 10:52 PM   #1
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Fedora Core 2- Default Login?


I have installed Fedora for the first time on my computer, and I'am a so called linux newbie. The install went fine.. when I booted back up again after the install, it took me to the OS Options menu(GRUB). I was booting Fedora, and it asked something similar to the following..

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(*NUMBER STRING GOES HERE*) Login:

*I PRESS ENTER HERE*

Password:
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I dont remember setting a username during the setup, however I did set a password for the root(administrator) and another to protect my grub settings from un-wanted changes.

Please help!!!
 
Old 09-27-2004, 10:56 PM   #2
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If you password protected your grub, then why donīt you type your password, and press enter?
look, that maybe you will have to press the [P] key at grub, then enter you password, select Fedora, then you will be asked for your password again, enter it end press enter.
 
Old 09-27-2004, 11:05 PM   #3
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hi there

have u lost ur root password,thos is one is set during install...

regards
 
Old 09-28-2004, 12:51 AM   #4
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No I have not lost my password. But I tried entering it, and no result. And I still dont understand this login name thing. I will continue to probe the net anc check back here ifa nay of you can help me.
 
Old 09-28-2004, 01:03 AM   #5
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hi there

can u tell what errors u are getting

what do u mean by , noresult ??

pl. elaborate on this

regards
 
Old 09-28-2004, 01:04 AM   #6
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I will try this again and write down exactly what it says...
 
Old 09-28-2004, 08:59 AM   #7
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Alrighty. I managed to gain access.. but now it is saying something similar to:

(root@89572e54.2)#

Please help.
 
Old 09-28-2004, 11:13 AM   #8
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FedoraFan,
You managed to login, i guess you enter your password right, if you did something different please post what you did.
Now, Did it boot ok?, i mean did you saw any red text like this
Failed during boot?
NOw, about your last question,
Quote:
but now it is saying something similar to:

(root@89572e54.2)#
That is the command prompt, you read it like this (<user>@<host>) the host is he name of your PC, when you installed Fedora you typed those numbers as the host or something, if have leaved it empty it will be named localhost insteaad of those numbers; but donīt worry you can name your computer whatever you want.
by the way, what are those numbers? did you typed your password where you should have tipped the host name?

You can change it, so donīt worry
 
Old 09-28-2004, 01:39 PM   #9
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FC2 gets those numbers from your ip address and mac address, not really important. The most important thing to take a look at is the prior post regarding the x server failing. The next time you get logged in at a command prompt type startx. What happens? Are there errors? Post them here.
Usually during install the installation program (especially in FC2) automatically configures the X server (GUI). In your case something happened and caused it not to work. If there is nothing critical on that computer try re-installing, make srue you go through the media check prior to installation. Corrupted installation packages don't help.

Good luck and make sure to post those errors.
 
Old 09-29-2004, 09:19 AM   #10
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I managed to fix the problem, after probing the net for a resolution and then just playing around. Linux is working just fine now and infact I'am using it to wrtie this very message. Thanks for all the help guys!
 
  


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