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Old 08-23-2008, 08:15 PM   #1
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can not authenticate user with fedora 9 on login

I installed fedora 9 and get to the login page,click on my user name,

when I type my password and click on login it tells me 'cannot

authenticate user' I know I can use use the the install DVD go to

rescue,but it is only text I do not know what to type.

It is is obvious I am a newbie.I think I used the same name for

both the user name and the computer name could that make a

difference ?

Last edited by here; 08-24-2008 at 11:05 PM. Reason: I think what I typed reads like a statement, instead I wanted to ask a question,could someone tell me what to do to login ?
Old 08-25-2008, 02:49 AM   #2
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Do not use it as a normal practice , on the login screen choice others
Type as user name root and root password .
So you run this session as root
Create a new user including password.
And logout as soon as you are finished


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