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I just installed Linux Mandrake 10.2 on a spare computer. I am brand new to Linux and don't have a clue how to navigate this operating system. As I was installing it asked for an administrator password which I entered and then later a login name which I entered. I left the password blank for the user login password. Now when I try to login, I put in my username with no password but I get a login failure message. I tried entering the password for the administrator (which is myself) and that didn't work either. Do you have to have a password for the user login? How or where do I go to fix this? As I said I'm brand new to Linux so I have no idea where to go to take care of this. Any help will be a ppreciated.
Distribution: Slackware 11, Solaris 10, Solaris 9, Sourcemage 0.9.6
The adminstrator in Linux is called root. Try loggin in with root and the password you set as administrator password. After you logged in click on the K-Menu button (in the left lower corner) and select run command. In the window type:
That didn't work either. From the login I hit alt F1 and got nothing. I rebooted in failsafe and typed in login and got a login prompt but when I typed in root I got nothing, just another login failure. Any other suggestions? I'm listening.