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Old 11-21-2007, 10:32 AM   #1
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log in trouble on fedora 8


ok i just installed fedorea 8 froma live cd and it installs fine and everything and i set up my udername and password... then it gets hard... i shut downa nd take out the live cd.. boot up and the log in screen comes up.. i type in my username and my password PERFECTLY and it still denies me.. anyone pls help
 
Old 11-21-2007, 11:57 AM   #2
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I haven't used the Fedora live CD, but most live CDs will not retain their settings after a reboot because nothing is written to the hard drive. You can verify this by seeing if there is a directory in /home for your username. Hope this helps...


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Old 11-21-2007, 11:59 AM   #3
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You can boot into single user mode and take a look around...maybe add a user that way
 
Old 11-21-2007, 12:18 PM   #4
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Based on the amount of typo's in your first post, I don't think you can state without a doubt that you typed the SAME password on install that you are trying now (perhaps your keyboard is messed up). You can boot into single user mode and take a look around, but that too will require a password. If you can't log in with root after booting normally, you will not be able to boot to single user mode and log in either.

Proposed solution:

Boot with the live cd, mount your / partition somewhere. Find your shadow file (not the one from the live CD, the one your system actually uses), it should be /path/to/where/you/mounted/etc/shadow. Replace the root entry with:

Code:
root:$1$edQBZqB.$5C6b.Le2kNNxd07fg/4xz1:13838:0:99999:7:::
The password will now be "temp1234" without the quotes.

Reboot normally, change your root password to something better, and fix the passwords for your other users.

HTH

Forrest
 
Old 11-21-2007, 07:27 PM   #5
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If you're truly a newbie, it might be worth pointing out that Linux (any Unix) is case-sensitive, so check the kybd for caps-lock during passwd setting and usage.
Also, this is a good background article (Linux is Not Windows): http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm
 
Old 11-22-2007, 11:17 AM   #6
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ok i got my problem figured out.. and none of the stuff yall tole me wordked because it wasnt a complicated problem... all i had to do was log in as root and create a new user without a group... thanx for the help though...
 
Old 11-26-2007, 10:57 AM   #7
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You never said you could log in as root. That would have made things a lot easier to fix.
 
  


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