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Old 06-08-2003, 09:48 PM   #31
dsantamassino
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Hey Rick, Can you help me with this?? First when i tryed to install Windows XP, Redhat Linux and NetBSD. I deleted out my partitions then i had to reinstall Windows. So i tryed installing NetBSD by itself. After the installation it prompt me for a login name and password. I did not have to type in a login name and password installation. The only password that i created in the installation was the root password. How do i create a login name and password under NetBSD 1.6.1?? Rick, Have you ever used NetBSD before?? Please reply back. Thanks Rick.
 
Old 06-08-2003, 10:08 PM   #32
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I have nevers used NetBSD and do not know much about it. About 2 years ago I installed FreeBSD on my old computer but never got around to learning to use it much. I do not have it installed anymore. I did use some other version of Unix when I took a Unix class about a year ago. So I do not know anything about NetBSD. Most ordinary commands are the some in both Linux and Unix so it is possible that you might be able to use the same commands that would be used in Linux. In Linux when you are logged in as root the commands useradd and passwd could be used to create a username and password. I do not know if that would work in NetBSD or not. I am just guessing! I have also not bothered or had time to read any of the previous posts in this thread so I am not sure exactly what the problem is.
 
Old 06-08-2003, 10:39 PM   #33
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I have an old FreeBSD book but not a NetBSD book. I do not know how similar they are. In the FreeBSD book it says the adduser command can be used to add a user and the passwd command can be used to add or chage a password.

This is a Linux users forum, so most of us are not experts on versions of Unix such as NetBSD. I doubt that NetBSD would do a better job of recognizing your modem that the latest versions of Red Hat, SuSE or Mandrake Linux. Is there any chance you will exentually just get a different modem? An external serial modem is usually much easier to install under Linux (but not many of the external USB modems). An internal modem that has says it has a built in UART chip and says that it is compatible with Linux would also be very easy to install. Do you have a desktop computer or a tower? I have never really tried to install use a winmodem under Linux so I do not really know how easy or difficult it is. After reading many of your posts over the last few weeks, it looks difficult. Below is a link to a webpage that talks about winmodems and other types of modems. The web page is over a year old but is still interesting.

http://www.idir.net/~gromitkc/winmodem.html
 
  


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