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Old 07-13-2006, 11:44 AM   #1
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ubuntu username & passwd problem


Not sure how to solve this problem . All went well on install was prompted for password but not username. Everything seems to boot fine but I am unable to log in .Went to recovery boot entered new password but main screen won't allow log in as root I know I have done something wrong just don't know what. I would un -install and re-install but are unsure how to un-install. Anyone have some suggestions I am very green ,but would very much like to solve this so I can explore this whole new o/s and linux thanks azmike
 
Old 07-13-2006, 11:55 AM   #2
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You did not do anything worng. by defualt root can not login is sort disables.

just do the following.
login as your user you setup during install.
Code:
sudo passwd root
then enter a password for root. This should activate root. Now when you need to use root he will have a password.
 
Old 07-13-2006, 12:42 PM   #3
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I am able to go into program as administrator but would like to know how to set up username and passwords so I can log in as user.
 
Old 07-13-2006, 01:34 PM   #4
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Give this a try. I think you might find a lot of interesting things here.
http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Dapper#User_Administration
 
Old 07-13-2006, 01:49 PM   #5
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thank you for the link I am still working on it I know the answers are within
 
Old 07-14-2006, 01:45 AM   #6
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thank you all for the support i am up and running and exploring one excellent distro so far. i know i have not even begun to scratch the surface. you guys are great thank you again azmike
 
Old 07-14-2006, 10:24 AM   #7
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Could you post the answer to you question? That way when if someone else has the same problem there will be a solution that he can use.
 
Old 07-15-2006, 11:08 AM   #8
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Smile password username conundrum

Well it goes something like this . Upon boot up entered the recovery mode it asked for root password which was entered during set up i did write this down [there does't seem to be any where to enter a usermame/password during set-up] I was able to use adduser command and enter username and password. from here i re booted to the normal mode [not recovery mode] entered username/password and i was in . i am still working on setting things up but my network was recognizied and i had an web connection.i am sure i will be posting more as i go hope this will help someone. azmike
 
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