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Old 01-16-2002, 01:01 AM   #1
mauritzv
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Admin Access?????


I got Mandrake 8.1 up and running fine, thanks to all the help!

In the setup I was asked to give a password and an option "no password" I chose no password and then created a new user. This new user needed a password.

My problem now is how do I log on as an administrator?
If I log on using the user created in setup I have restricted access!
What now?

How can I change the permissions that I currently have?

Also, how do I uninstall sofware?







 
Old 01-16-2002, 01:25 AM   #2
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you need to boot into linux in sigle user mode.. usually at lilo prompt type linux single, once it boots up, it won't ask for a password..
when at the command line then.. type: passwd root
this should ask for a password and to confirm it.. then reboot and test it.. logging in as root.
if your using a different boot loader instead of lilo.. let us know..
 
Old 01-16-2002, 01:59 AM   #3
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Boot Loader?

I am using a boot loader. How do I start linux in sigle user mode when using a Boot loader?
 
Old 01-16-2002, 10:10 AM   #4
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which boot loader are you using... lilo, grub, nt loader, win2k loader.. ???
 
Old 01-17-2002, 12:15 AM   #5
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Boot Loader

I don't know! But no worry I got is sorted out.
Thankz alot!
 
  


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