[SOLVED] After installing CentOS 6.4 from CD do not know login
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You should have set up a user account during the install, I didn't even realize not setting up a user account was an option (it shouldn't be). Are you sure you didn't set up a user account? You should be able to just run "ls /home", any user's home directories will be located there.
If you really don't have a user account, the absolute first thing you should do is make one. root should be reserved for system administration tasks, every day tasks should be done as a non-privileged user.
That's good. You can always switch to a root account if necessary by typing "su -" on the command line and entering the root password. Just keep in mind that you can do anything you want as root. If you feel so inclined, you can run DON'T RUN THIS OR YOU'LL KILL YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM "rm -fr /". Root does not block you from anything, you can do whatever you want, even if that action destroys the entire OS.
This is why you should stay out of root as much as possible. It's too powerful, too much responsibility. Stay out of root and you'll lead a much happier life. Spend too much time in root and I guarantee you you'll be re-installing your OS in short order.
Last edited by suicidaleggroll; 11-09-2013 at 11:34 AM.
Thank you for this info which is very helpful. Would appreciate any links you may recommend that would help me with the next steps
after installing OS. Such as getting user accounts, installing packages, installing network package, etc...
I know google will get me some but you may have a some that would suit my needs.
Thanks again for your time.
another good resource is ( BUT IT IF FOR FEDORA ! and will need to be ported to cent !!!! )
is the fedora mjmwired page http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f19.html
( the above is not cent!! it needs to be ported TO cent)
that in combination with the wiki will be the most useful
Thanks for the tips. First order of learning will be to refresh my use of the command line, worked some with unix in the past but has been over ten years. Then will get connected to my home network with my test box then see about Firefox and go from there. From the early responses I think I have choosen a good distro and forum to learn from.