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Old 08-15-2001, 11:26 PM   #1
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Angry Authentication Failed!!!

After many many fruitless tries, I finally got RedHat 6.1 installed; but for some reason, I can't go pass the "login" and "password" fields. It returns with "AUTHENTICATION FAILED". I know I am using the proper LOGIN name and PASSWORD. What could have gone wrong?
I've tried entering "single" or "rescue" at the BOOT: Prompt, it returns a "no such image" line. What do I do?
Please, someone help me!
Old 08-16-2001, 12:31 AM   #2
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hi i had the same problem with red hat 7 dont know why, but for your trie to start the rescue system, you dont have to enter "rescue" you must typ in rescue root=/dev/hda1

or wherever you have installed linux, hope this helped a litlle
sorry 4 my bad english!


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