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Old 04-19-2003, 01:52 PM   #1
andrewtc
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Installing Red Hat


Hi,

I have a old version of Red Hat(6.1) and I have tried to install it on my workstation. When I install it it all seems fine until it reboots as normal but then displays a message:

Localhost login:

???? It seems to me that it is looking for a server, as there is no mention in the setup about this. I have uninstalled it and reinstalled but to no end.

Any ideas how to get round this, Ive tried entering my username and password but with no luck this is stopping me using this software.

Any ideas??????

Also has anyone had any problems with SuSE 8.1 with installing as the boot screen always seems blank! (My Pcs 4 years old).

Cheers


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Old 04-19-2003, 01:57 PM   #2
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What exacly is your problem?

1) You can't log in.
2) No GUI appears.
3) A server is not starting.

What exactly do you mean by "boot screen"?
 
Old 04-19-2003, 02:04 PM   #3
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It sounds like it is set up for runlevel 3 or there is a hardware issue with your display or your monitor.

You may have to edit your x86config-4 file with the correct values for your monitor.

Like the previous message states, we need more info to work with here.
 
Old 04-19-2003, 02:08 PM   #4
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Re: Installing Red Hat

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until it reboots as normal but then displays a message:

Localhost login:

???? It seems to me that it is looking for a server, as there is no mention in the setup about this. I have uninstalled it and reinstalled but to no end.
It isn't looking for a server. It's just waiting for you to login. Try entering root. Then it will ask you for your root password. You should remember it from when you installed RedHat.
 
Old 04-19-2003, 02:22 PM   #5
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as you haven't set up a name for your machine, bash takes the standard name: localhost. If you want to change that, have a look in /etc/sysconfig. There's a file somewhere there where you can change the name
 
Old 04-19-2003, 02:54 PM   #6
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Cheers

Tried entering root and the following message is displayed

root@localhost / root]#

Now what do I do?

If I enter my root password or my user name it says:

bash: no command

Cheers for helping out a newbie
 
Old 04-19-2003, 02:59 PM   #7
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You have't set a root password do that first for security reasons - type:
passwd

Then it is up to you "where do you want to go today?" (I hope that is plagiarism )

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Old 04-19-2003, 03:05 PM   #8
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You should probably create a user account too:
useradd USERNAME
passwd USERNAME

It is not advised to always login as root as it is the "administrator" account if you like and should only be used when making configuration changes or troubleshooting - this makes it more difficult to accidentally damage your system.

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