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Old 08-14-2008, 03:27 PM   #1
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Angry Fedora 9 Login


I saw it somewhere on here already and it was almost the same thing but im having the issue and i didnt see a resolution that worked with the previous thread...

I just installed Fedora 9, and it boots up then goes the the login and says fedora 9 (sulphur)

then says

Host-Dru Login:
I hit enter here
Password:

i know the password but the login is supposed to be root correct? so i can make a new user acct or w/e idk if someone could plz just help me log into my system that would be very helpful

thank you in advance
 
Old 08-14-2008, 03:32 PM   #2
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You have to explicitly put the user name after "Login:". If you have created a user account during the installation process, you can use that account along with its password. Otherwise type root and the root password:
Code:
Host-Dru Login: root [Hit Enter]
Password: ******** [Hit Enter]
 
Old 08-14-2008, 03:35 PM   #3
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You should have set up two users when you installed. The installer sets up a root account by default and will prompt you for the root passwd. Then it will set up a user account and prompt for a user passwd for that also. When you login you will give your user name first <enter>, then the user passwd <enter>. You don't want to log into a X session as root. Also make sure your not using the root passwd for your user account.
 
Old 08-14-2008, 03:35 PM   #4
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I did that just like you said and its giving me the same message still

Login Incorrect

no matter what i try
 
Old 08-14-2008, 04:06 PM   #5
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Really strange. You sure about the password you entered during the installation? Maybe you had caps lock pressed by mistake. Otherwise you can try to boot in single user mode. On some system this will not ask for password and you will be logged in with root privileges.

To boot in single user mode just enter the grub menu, edit the command line and add simply "1" (without quotes).
 
Old 08-16-2008, 11:59 PM   #6
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I hate to be so simple, but double-check your caps lock key. I have on occasion, accidentally had the caps lock on when I created the root password. Toggle back and forth to see if that is the case.

If that fails to work, then go into runlevel 1 to change the root password.

How To Go Into Runlevel 1
  • At the grub screen, hit enter.
  • Select the proper kernel (if you have more than one listed) and hit the "e" key.
  • Again, arrow down to the line that starts with “kernel” and hit the "e" key again.
  • At the end of the line that reads “rhgb quiet,” place a 1 there and hit enter.
  • Example: . . . rhgb quiet 1
  • Now back to the previous screen, hit the "b" key to boot.
Once in runlevel 1, change the root password to any of your liking.
 
  


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