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Old 11-20-2003, 11:41 AM   #1
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adding user suse 8.2

I just installed 8.2 via ftp. It took overnight, and i finished it up this morning. I was prompted for a root password, but either was not prompted or missed the oppurtunity to add other user accounts. I don't know how I can log in now, if I type root or su as user and my root password it says login failed. If i enter safe mode, I can become root and i get a # (command line?). Can I add another account using the #? Or, can I log in regulary somehow as root? Thanks for your help.
Old 11-20-2003, 12:22 PM   #2
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you can add an user just with typing command useradd <username> or adduser <username> but you must been logged as root...hmmm it must be ask you for root pass...when you install it..
Old 11-20-2003, 12:39 PM   #3
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You're going to need to remember that root's password. Otherwise you are not going to be able to do anything major.


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