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Old 08-07-2005, 09:05 PM   #1
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redhat 9 asks for username?


Hi
I just installed redhat 9 and everything went fine but now it is asking for a username and pssword.
I am new to Linux. I remember entering a username and password but it does not accept that when I boot.
Thanks
 
Old 08-07-2005, 09:09 PM   #2
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Do you remember the root password? I think Red Hat, in addition to asking for a root password, also sets up a normal user for you. Try logging in as 'root' with whatever you used for the root or administrator password. From there, you can change your normal users password, or add another user.
 
Old 08-07-2005, 09:11 PM   #3
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The first password you entered during setup was a root password. Root is the superuser capable to doing anything on your system. The username--passwd it is asking now is that of a regular user. Choose a username and passwd. You would be using this account all the time for general use. Root is only used for system maintenance and software installation/removal.

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Old 08-07-2005, 09:37 PM   #4
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thanks
I forgot to say that I did enter root but I guess I did something wrong. I saw this in another forum.
I entered
at username ... root
at password ....rootpass
So GT_Onizuka you are saying that at username I put root then my admin username I selected?
At password I put what? root plus may own password?
then will it immediately ask for another username and password of my choice?
 
Old 08-08-2005, 06:37 AM   #5
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hi geektobe,
for use the system that linux is installed on it you have enter as a user,
it is diffrent from this aspect from windows,
and if you enter right username and password you will be taken to your linux box.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 03:36 PM   #6
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Thanks again
I reinstall redhat 9 successfully and realized what I did wrong. Now I want to figure out how to install an antivirs e,g, AVG. Some say there are so few viruses aimed at Linus that it may not be necessary.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 03:41 PM   #7
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Yeah, you're pretty much ok without an anti-virus for Linux.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 03:46 PM   #8
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ClamAntivirus is what I use. You can go to www.clamav.net and go to"binary packages and ports". Choose the rpms for redhat version 9...

once downloaded...open up terminal and become root

Code:
$ su -
# rpm -ivh /location/name-of-rpm.rpm
Remember, clamav does not provide on-access scanning like av's of windows.

Edit: trying to draw some fun of it...
Quote:
Some say there are so few viruses aimed at **Linus**

Last edited by tuxrules; 08-08-2005 at 03:47 PM.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 05:00 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by geektobe
Thanks again
I reinstall redhat 9 successfully and realized what I did wrong. Now I want to figure out how to install an antivirs e,g, AVG. Some say there are so few viruses aimed at Linus that it may not be necessary.
The largest reason people put Anti-Virus software on Linboxes (if I'm not mistaken) is to prevent networked Windows machines from getting them. For example, you're running a mail server on a Linux machine. If you have an AV scanner on there, the Windows machines don't have to worry (as much) since the viruses get removed before they reach a computer they can infect.

As for personal use, I don't think there is a point. I've had this machine on Linux for about 2 years now, and I've never had a piece of AV software on it. But then again, this is a workstation, the only server it has on it is for CS/CS:S, and that's for LAN play only.
 
  


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