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Old 03-23-2003, 06:29 AM   #1
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Redhat Linux 7.3


ok lastnight i installed redhat 7.3 on a 400mhz computer
i installed a serverinstallation without problems, but now i'm stuck at the point where i need to login "localhost login"

i'm not sure if this is the GRUB-screen or its asking for my Administrator password.....???

i've tryed them all but can't get true....

when i type in my password i do not reactons (like i'm not typing in my keys) and keeps saying "Login Incorrect"

what shall i do?

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Old 03-23-2003, 06:31 AM   #2
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at the grub boot screen press e then add the word "single" to the boot loader line, and boot to it. then you won't be ased for a password, so then run "passwd" to enter a new one, and REMEMBER IT! reboot and log in.
 
Old 03-23-2003, 07:06 AM   #3
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the single line did not realy work, i got back at the same login screen...

but i didn't forgot my password! cause now i'm sure its my old password... and i wrote them down on a note.

here's a picture of what goes wrong
http://donderdraak.xs4all.nl/linux.jpg

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Old 03-23-2003, 07:17 AM   #4
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yeah... you forgot your password...

remember they are case sensitive and all that. try booting again and instead of "single" add "init 1" either of those really should work, if it doesn't then you are not entering it correctly.
 
Old 03-23-2003, 11:28 AM   #5
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try different 'admin' name

Hi,
I just read your add and saw the picture. I don't know if I got it correctly, but the 'administrator's' account has a different name in Linux. It is 'root' so instead of 'Administrator' try to enter 'root' as the username.
It will take the 'Administrator' because of security measures (it is called 'a loose mouth' problem, if the login tells you right a way that the user doesn't exist) it waith untill all the necessary information are entered and then it will spit out one common message.
But if you've created additional "Administrator" account, then it should work.

I remember having a small problem with this too :-)

Good luck -- Tomas
 
Old 03-23-2003, 11:30 AM   #6
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/me laughs uncontrollably at himself and his inability to read

yeah there is no Administrator user, he's called "root"
 
Old 03-24-2003, 09:26 AM   #7
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dual boot problems

Hi. I´m having problems installing RedHat 8.0 on my PC, I have a two hard drives (the little one is only for backups). I describe them:
C:/ DOS
D:/ Backup disk (FAT32)
E:/ NTFS (XP)
F:/ FAT32

How could I install RedHat making a dual boot system with Windows XP? I know if I format partition C:/ with a Linux format I won´t be able to boot XP because C:/ contains boot.ini file.
Joe
 
Old 03-24-2003, 10:56 AM   #8
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that is a little problem

I see that your HDD capacities are fully used by your Windows. To install Linux you need unpartitioned chunks of your HDD. Ie. If you have 20GB HDD, then use 14MB for C:\ (DOS), E:\ (NTFS), and F:\(FAT32) and the rest of it (6GB) use for Linux partitions - they don't use the same filesystem, HDD management as windows do. Linux have it's own native HDD format and handling.
Where I'm aming at -- If you don't want to re-install and repartition your HDD (don't forget to backup all your data!!!!!!), then you need another HDD (or how big is the 'smaller' one?). But if it is a couple of GB, then it should be ok, you just need to find yourself a good backup alternative (CD-R, CD-RW, Tape...)
The install will provide you with a partitioning tool(s) so you don't have to worry.

I got to go...
See you Tomas
 
  


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