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Old 03-05-2004, 12:19 AM   #1
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password problem upon installation


I just installed linux rh 9, but when i go to login it sais im entering either the wrong password or wrong name. i know i typed them in right. I have no idea what to do, can i install linux again like i would install windows if it got corrupted? or would i have to go through the whole partitioning process again? the reason i ask is cuz i finally got linux/xp dual booting on the laptop and it took months. thanks
 
Old 03-05-2004, 12:26 AM   #2
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Before reinstall, can you log in as root? OFF line only If yes then review permissions of the user name you first tried and/or simply make a new one carefully tracking the password.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 12:39 AM   #3
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Hey Thanks! i was able to login as root and use my pre-chosen pasword.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 03:25 AM   #4
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Just remember that root is all-mighty. (reminds me myself in a D&D game)
You can change anything through root permissions, as far as I know there is no way to shield something from root to see.

It's also the ultimate way to spy on your family members...
 
Old 03-05-2004, 03:31 AM   #5
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maybe a stupid question- but did u enter your username all lower case?

check the user profiles to make sure u got them right
 
Old 03-05-2004, 01:27 PM   #6
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I was wondering, how do i change the username from "root" to somthing esle? i still have my password and i kno i chose a username, but right now it was set as root. thanks
 
Old 03-05-2004, 01:51 PM   #7
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not sure what distro you're using, but as root never on line find the user manager and adjust the permissions as you like to the normal user name. Using root access should be kept to a minimum as here you have absolute power and can ruin the system.
 
  


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