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Old 02-29-2004, 09:34 PM   #1
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Unhappy Cant Login

I am a first time user and just installed Mandraks linux 9.2 and I cannot login as user, or anything I didnt even set a password etc so how do I get to the linux desktop!
Old 02-29-2004, 10:10 PM   #2
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So you can login as root without password because you dont set it. Do it. And add normal user.
Old 03-01-2004, 01:16 AM   #3
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how do you log in as root? i'm using rh9 kernel 2.4.20-8
Old 03-01-2004, 08:37 AM   #4
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When the login prompt comes up type in "root" without the quotes and hit enter if you are prompted for a password just hit enter

Set a password for root soon as you can.


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