Log in as root.
If you use console login:
and press enter, go to user accounts and create a new user.
If you use a gui login:
Bring up the Mandrake Control Center
and look for users. Create a user.
Now, log out of your root account and into your user account.
# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
Easy software management: Red Carpet
You didn't install the developmental packages? As root, command:
An Introduction to the Midnight Commander
. You can install it by commanding:
Midnight Commander home page
A user can be any name, for example, I use Fancy Piper (login fancy).