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Old 10-26-2009, 11:33 PM   #1
Nack
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Unable to type password after user name in BASH SHELL


I need some immediate help. Whether i pass my linux class depends on this thread.

After installing Red Hat Linux on Sun Virtual Box. I reach the BASH Shell, for my assignment i need to log in as the root user in the BASH Shell. My problem is whenever i type in my username whether it be root or not, i press enter and the "password:" shows up, i try to type my password but i can't... Unless i press enter again, but i'm guessing that's not right.

I've already forwarded a email of the issue to my instructor, but have yet heard anything back. This is an online class, so getting help is difficult... Please if you know of solutions, i would greatly greatly appreciate it!!!

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http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/9859/problemvd.jpg
 
Old 10-26-2009, 11:51 PM   #2
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you can thank the designers of unix for this one...
a terriable feature that doesnt show you password as *'s when typing it in so you are typing blind - one of the few things i hate about *nix.
its LOL when a feature turns into a bug
 
Old 10-27-2009, 01:38 AM   #3
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It's a security issue, helps prevents people seeing how many chars are in your passwd.
 
Old 10-27-2009, 01:42 PM   #4
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Is there a way to disable the security feature without going to technical? I've already tried typing my password blind, and still denies me... This is really really not good, can't fail this course.
 
Old 10-27-2009, 01:43 PM   #5
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Is there a way to disable the security feature without going to technical? I've already tried typing my password blind, and still denies me... This is really really not good, can't fail this course.
Is the keyboard layout correct?
type the password in the username, to see if it is correct.
 
Old 10-27-2009, 04:34 PM   #6
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Eh i actually got the damn thing to work after a reinstall and a new root password. Thanks guys!
 
Old 10-28-2009, 12:17 AM   #7
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Eh i actually got the damn thing to work after a reinstall and a new root password. Thanks guys!
Hey may be you entered something else in your previous installation and trying other password at su. It happens to newbies. All the best for linux.


Thanks,
simer
 
  


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