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Old 06-19-2002, 04:58 PM   #1
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Slackware 8.0 Help Needed!!! Fast!!!


Ok, so I installed finally Slackware as so many have praised it.
Well, installation was easy, but now I booted up my new, "fabulous" OS and it comes and asks:
Darkstar login:

So this is how it looks after a while:
Code:
Darkstar login: root
Password:
Login incorrect

Darkstar login: gandalf
Password:
Login incorrect

Darkstar login: darkstar
Password:
Login incorrect
Now whatta hell? My password is "gandalf" ffs, and I have no other users yet than root!!!
What is wrong???

Last edited by trickykid; 06-19-2002 at 08:46 PM.
 
Old 06-19-2002, 05:01 PM   #2
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I don't know much about slackware, but if you have the lilo bootloader, at the lilo: prompt, type
linux init=/bin/bash rw

then "passwd" and change your password to "foobaronme" or something that you can remember. then it should work. I don't know how to pass options to the kernel with grub, but the option you want to pass is "init=/bin/bash rw"

hope this helps
 
Old 06-19-2002, 05:02 PM   #3
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Arrow for christs sake I'm one dumbass.

Ok, I got it. It was GANDALF, not gandalf.

Just forgot, for a while, that in Linux size does matter, unlike in DOS.

Damn you T1000SE...

Ok now, but how I create new users. I'm afraid of moving around as root.

In Mandrake, I just opened one file as root and BANG!!! X didn't work no more...
 
Old 06-19-2002, 05:04 PM   #4
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useradd

and if you need help with that...
man useradd
 
  


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