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Old 11-05-2005, 10:08 AM   #1
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Red Hat Linux Login


I am the number one newbie here so please help me out...
I just partitioned my hard drive to allow xp and redhat...
I have installed redhat and restarted my computer...
now i am at a screen that says:

Red Hat Linux release 9 (Shrike)
Kernel 2.4.20-8 on an i686

localhost login:

I cannot figure out what the login is... i've tried everything
PLEASE HELP ME LOL!
 
Old 11-05-2005, 10:14 AM   #2
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During the installation you should have been prompted to create a "root" password.

root is the "superuser" on Unix/Linux. It can access almost all commands and utilities.

So you could type "root" at the localhost!login: prompt then it will prompt you for password. You would then enter the password you created during the installation.

Also during the install it should have prompted you to create another non-root user (it would have recommended this but its possible you told it to skip it). If you DID create one then at the login prompt you could type that user name. Again you would be prompted for a password and this password would be one you created at the time you created that user. (It should be different than root's password but if you used the same for both during the install it could be the same.)
 
Old 11-05-2005, 10:16 AM   #3
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Try "root" (without the quotes) and then entering your root password (you should have been asked to provide one during the installation). After that, it's wise to create a normal user for everyday use. You can do this with the useradd command.

Also, be aware that Red Hat 9 is really old now and you should probably think about using a newer distribution (Fedora Core is similar).
 
Old 11-05-2005, 10:21 AM   #4
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after i type in root in the login and then the password i entered during install i am asked
[root@localhost root]#

thanks
 
Old 11-05-2005, 10:25 AM   #5
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Yep, you're logged in now. Did you make a normal user during your installation, as jlightner mentioned? If not, create one now by typing "useradd" (without quotes), press Enter and then follow the instructions (which should be easy to follow). After that, you can log out (by typing exit) and then log in as your newly created user. You could then try typing startx to get a GUI, although it might need configuring first (or installing, if you haven't installed the required packages already).
 
Old 11-05-2005, 10:35 AM   #6
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k dude thanks a ton.. LINUX ROX
 
  


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