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Old 12-25-2002, 11:28 AM   #1
Sean030
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Unhappy Login & password on boot up help


Just installed the mandreake9.0 on old computer. It said I had succesful install. When it boots up it stops on the local host login. I have treid the username password combo, even tried the root username combo but it will not accept either. I am veery new to this os and trying to learn it. Is thier somewere I can read more literature or someone enlighten my newbie mind please. Thanks for the help.
 
Old 12-25-2002, 11:58 AM   #2
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I'm a linux newbie myself, but one thing I did learn very quickly is that EVERYTHING in linux is case sensitive..thus if your password was typed at "password" when you installed it. and you type "PASSWORD" now it will tell you you've got the wrong password. Is it possible you have caps lock on when trying to log in? Or maybe you had caps lock on when you installed it? Its the only thing I can think of
 
Old 12-25-2002, 12:03 PM   #3
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Thank you for the reply, just tried it both ways to no avail.
 
Old 12-25-2002, 12:20 PM   #4
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POP your rescue CD in, boot up from there, mount your root partition as /mnt/myroot. Edit your /mnt/myroot/etc/passwd and delete everything in between the first two colons in the line that starts with root. Reboot and at the login prompt, type root as loginname and supply an empty password. That should let you right in.
 
Old 12-25-2002, 12:46 PM   #5
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Originally posted by nxny
POP your rescue CD in, boot up from there, mount your root partition as /mnt/myroot. Edit your /mnt/myroot/etc/passwd and delete everything in between the first two colons in the line that starts with root. Reboot and at the login prompt, type root as loginname and supply an empty password. That should let you right in.
Big security risk!!

This might help http://www.linuxnewbie.org/

Last edited by Edward78; 12-25-2002 at 12:48 PM.
 
Old 12-25-2002, 01:00 PM   #6
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Big security risk!!

This might help http://www.linuxnewbie.org/
Better than staring at the login prompt forever. I forgot to add.. change root password first thing after the successful root login. I bet Sean knew than anyway.
 
  


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