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no i never put anything in... at first i thought i could enter the same password twice. but at the bottom of the entry box it told me either the password was too short or the password don't match. atleast i know its 6 characters. ive searched google and i have no idea whats left.. i might just give up on the most stable and reliable OS and stick to my "eye-candy" that is XP (XP can lick my sack)
ok thnx guys i figured it out.. i realized this and i felt so stupid...........i had to enter the password twice at installation then it would accept it, i just needed to set the password. man im a n00b, well i have red hat installed and as i type im running it and its gonna take some time to get used to but i love it so far.. goodby windows, hello linux!
you depends on how u partitoned the drive.
i assume you let redhat use its defaults for partitoning and did not edit it ?
if so your linux has 3 partitons...
a boot partiton, containing boot program (100 megabytes)
a swap partion, (swap partitons are faster than swap files (windows) (size = physical RAM multiplied by 2)
and a root partiton, as big as it could make it.
this contains all your programs.
unlike windows, linux is structioed, you cant just save your things whereever you like.
you put all your files in your /home/username directory.
all your programs will save your settings in that directory too.
you emails, everything.
the home directory is the only part of the dist that is writeable to standard users.
which is very usefull, for example, if u want to re-install, just backup your home directory, and all your settings are safe, you could be 50% through a download, completely format the disk and re-install, then continue your download.
anyway... you have a steep leaning curve ahead.
but soon it all becomes second nature.