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Old 03-19-2012, 11:54 AM   #1
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Question "Zenwalk username and password.... !!!! ????"


Hi everybody,

I am new to linux. I have installed zenwalk standard edition on my laptop. When the system starts it asks for username and password. By default what is the username and password ?
 
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:04 PM   #2
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There is no default username and password, you had set it up while installing the system. i don't know if Zenwalk sets up an unprivileged user by default at install time, so may be you have to log in as root with your root password and create a user for everyday work.
 
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:11 PM   #3
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When you install Zenwalk and re-boot it should start by asking you to set passwords and a user name: stage 23 on this page
http://wiki.zenwalk.org/index.php?ti...esh_install_ZW
Is that what's happening? If so, just select a suitable password, etc. If it's asking you to log in without your having created a user, then something's very wrong! Is it behaving as described on the page I linked you to?
 
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:27 PM   #4
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Thanks Tobi and David for your quick reply,

@ David: yes things does happen the same as given by your link but at the time when the system starts it doent accept the username and password that i had given during the setup
 
Old 03-20-2012, 11:44 AM   #5
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This is sounding bad! So,

1. Press Alt-Ctrl-F2 to get a session without a GUI and you should be able to log in as "root", giving your root password.

2. Check that it has created a user directory in /home with
ls /home
If there's nothing there, it didn't create a user. In that case, do it with
useradd your_name
and set the password with
passwd your_name
and give your password when requested. Then Ctrl-Alt-F7 should take you back to the GUI.

2. If it has created a user, reset your password with the "passwd" command and see if that solves the problem.

3. If it still doesn't work, come back and tell us.
 
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:42 AM   #6
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hi thank you all .... the issue is resolved .
I had not given the usename and password while installation of the os. reinstalled the os and gave a username and password which i had not done earlier.
 
  


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