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Old 02-21-2008, 04:21 PM   #1
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Can't input a login name or passworsd for suSe10.2

Installing suSe end of disc 3 of 5, 'puter reboots...asks for username and password. No option given earlier to input, so what do I use? When do I complete discs 4 and 5?

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Old 02-21-2008, 04:34 PM   #2
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You probably set up the root password and user name and password during installation of disk 1. If you weren't paying close attention, you might have missed it and didn't write them down.

Sounds like you will have to start over.
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Just a quick question. Do you by any chance reinstalling Linux? I mean do you have SuSE installed on another partition, and now you're trying to install a newer version? when the system boots make sure you have selected the proper partition to boot, just pay attention to it. It shouldn't ask for a password since you set that up just before you configure your network, sound etc. as bigrigdriver said, i think you just have to pay a little bit more attention. The best of luck.
Old 02-22-2008, 03:57 AM   #4
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during installation, it asks for the root password to be setup. but not the other way round.
like these ppl said, i also think that you have to ppay close attention during installation.

Another possibility is that u might be re-installing the OS, in that case it also asks for the previous user profiles to be loaded, then you should know their passwords.
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Wellllll, I have re-installed 3X....carefully...and am never prompted for login/password during the install. Only after it reboots does the login/password appear...and then it is too late.. My local 'puter geek thinks there are issues with the video card. I opted for KDE. I wonder if GNOME would act differently. Guess I'll try. May also try an earlier version like 10.0. Ultimately I'm trying to experimaent with a radio automation program called Rivendell
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By the looks of it what you gotta do is this. Start SuSE in Rescue. The way you do that is insert the DVD or cd into the drive, restart and at the boot screen select Rescue System option. Once there, just type root, and press enter, no need for password. I think you are missing the /dev/<nodes>.
So from rescue system.
1 Mount your root partition into a directory: mount -o rw /dev/rootpartion /mnt/newroot (rootpartition=partition you installed linux on usually hda or hda1)

2 Now bind the current /dev with the newroot: mount -o bind /dev /mnt/newroot/dev (newroot is the directory that you mounted your root partition)

3 All you have to do now is change the root filesystem:chroot /mnt/newroot

Then you can change your root password with passwd root, and you can finish installing linux.

Best of luck. If you run into any problems, let us know.


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