The installer should have asked you for a root password AND a user password, but no matter.
To create a new root password, you can boot into single-user mode, open a terminal and enter "passwd root". To boot into single-user mode:
When the GRUB menu appears, hit any key to stop the count. The normal (default) sytem to be booted should be highlighted. Hit "e" for edit, select the kernel line, and enter "e" again. Add the word "single" (no quotes) at the end of this line, hit enter, and then "b". It will now come up in single-user mode with no password required.
OR, recover the ROOT password according to one of the earlier posts here......
Last edited by pixellany; 09-25-2009 at 08:16 AM.