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Old 02-16-2008, 09:40 AM   #1
fedoravon
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Installing Fedora 8


I have installed Fedora 8 on a 2004 Dell Inspirion 1100. The installtion seems to complete and got the login screen. I cannot get logged in. No where in the install did it ask for a login name only devise name and password and confimation. What am I not getting?

Thanks in advance for any help!
 
Old 02-16-2008, 09:42 AM   #2
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I'm really new also so this is just a suggestion

The administrator for fedora is root. So try the username root and the password you gave it during installation.

Just a guess but I know I can log in as root and the password it asked for.

JoRei
 
Old 02-16-2008, 10:08 AM   #3
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I have installed Fedora 8 on a 2004 Dell Inspirion 1100. The installtion seems to complete and got the login screen. I cannot get logged in. No where in the install did it ask for a login name only devise name and password and confimation. What am I not getting?

Thanks in advance for any help!
Jories - The "root" login name worked and the password worked ans well, except it does not launch Fedora. I get a prompt [root@name ~]# any idea where I go from here?
 
Old 02-16-2008, 10:47 AM   #4
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Use the 'useradd' command to add a new user. Then, you can logout and log back in as the newly created user.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 10:55 AM   #5
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If you got a prompt, it means Fedora is running. Try entering "startx" (w/o the quotes). If that doesn't work, then create a new user by entering:
useradd -p password username (Substitute your choices for "password" and "username"

Then, re-boot and login with the new name.

If startx does work, you'll be in the GUI as root, which is not good. Create a new user, then ctrl-alt-backspace to re-start the X server. Then log in with the new username.
 
  


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