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Old 08-02-2005, 06:30 PM   #1
Miscasedpeas
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Unhappy Password Problems


I just installed Mandrakelinux 10.1 and during the install it never asked me to add a user or creat a password. so now whenever it boots up it asks for a password that i never made. Any thoughts?
 
Old 08-02-2005, 10:37 PM   #2
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well, most distro's .....even slackware will ask if you want to set a password for root after the install is done........then after a reboot and you login as root, then you make a username for yourself...........

you may have to bootup with a live CD.....like knoppix....and edit the /etc/passwd file manually.......IF you installed and enabled the shadow program.......you will also need to edit that file too.....
 
  


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