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Old 05-30-2003, 10:52 PM   #1
thunderh4wk
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Unable to login to Slackware 9


Hi,
I installed slackware 9 full installation and it completed successfully. When I try to boot slackware 9 it asks me for my username. In the installation it never prompted me to create a user, so I assume i should enter 'root' for now. it then asks for the password, so i enter my root password, and then it says invalid login or something to that effect (i dont remember the exact words). so, i tried guest as te username and a blank password. that didnt work either. i then tried guest as the username and guest as te password and that didnt work either. so, although this may sound stupid, how do i login?

btw, im posting this from my win2k partition.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 02:14 AM   #2
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caps lock? reinstall
 
Old 08-22-2003, 07:36 PM   #3
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Smile Same

You know, I just had this exact same problem with Slackware 9. I've done plenty of installs before and it has never come up until now. I was just about to reinstall but thought I would see if anyone else had the problem. It's not the caps lock either!

Any thoughts?

How could I setup a user after I rebooted without actually being inside the install, say off a bootdisk set or off the cd..
 
Old 08-22-2003, 07:38 PM   #4
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Are you using LILO or Grub,

Cuz you could set them to boot into runlevel 1, and access your system to add a user, and change the root password to someting that works.

In Grub (I don't know about LILO) you could edit the kernel line and add a 1 to the end so it boots into sinle user mode. (Press e to edit)
 
Old 08-22-2003, 07:41 PM   #5
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Lilo, I'll try that real quick.

Thanks!
 
Old 08-22-2003, 07:43 PM   #6
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At the LILO promt try Linux 1 (or similar it will probably vary for your system)
 
Old 08-22-2003, 07:45 PM   #7
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This worked..

http://arctic-linux.tnett.no/sikkerhet.html

Thanks for the idea!
 
  


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