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Old 01-22-2005, 11:52 AM   #1
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I can't login...says wrong password!

I had to reinstall Debian Sarge. I am certain of the user name and password I chose during installation but I can't get in. It won't allow a root login either! What can I do? I've installed Debian it seems a million times and this has never happened.
Old 01-22-2005, 12:30 PM   #2
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Ok I'm in now. There is an option on the sign-in screen to configure. I selected the option to allow root sign. Luckily the password worked and I was in. I guess I fat-fingered the password for user when I installed.
Old 01-22-2005, 05:39 PM   #3
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otherwise, unless you restricted the boot options, you could just boot the kernel with (iirc) init=/bin/bash, which bypasses login.
Old 01-22-2005, 09:26 PM   #4
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ooo thanks...gonna write this one down!


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