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Old 12-11-2013, 12:25 PM   #1
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Question Deleted default login account, now stuck on timer (no login)


hello to all, i have been using linux for about 3 months and loving it. all my questions have been answered by a quick google search but for this problem i cannot find the right search field or way to explain correctly cause no results relate to what happened to me, although the solution is pretty basic im sure.
anyway, i had a admin as a default login without password and since i always use root. i decided to delete the account and reboot but after linux loads it stops at the timer (where the account would normally load) how can i fix this?

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Old 12-11-2013, 12:39 PM   #2
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Hi,

it might help if you tell us what distro you are running.

Anyway, you should still be able to log in as root on the console and make a new user. Hit Ctrl-Alt-F1, this should give you a login dialog. Log in as root and then use adduser or useradd to create a new user.

BTW, it is very bad practice to use the root account as you usual login. It is even worse if you do this in a graphical environment.

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hello to all, i have been using linux for about 3 months and loving it. all my questions have been answered by a quick google search but for this problem i cannot find the right search field or way to explain correctly cause no results relate to what happened to me, although the solution is pretty basic im sure.
anyway, i had a admin as a default login without password and since i always use root. i decided to delete the account and reboot but after linux loads it stops at the timer (where the account would normally load) how can i fix this?

Linux 3.7 / GNOME / amd64 / HDD install
TOSHIBA Satellite T115D-S1125 AMD Athlon Neo X2 L325
You need to create a user, and it's a really bad idea to be root.
 
Old 12-11-2013, 12:53 PM   #4
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Hi,

it might help if you tell us what distro you are running.

Anyway, you should still be able to log in as root on the console and make a new user. Hit Ctrl-Alt-F1, this should give you a login dialog. Log in as root and then use adduser or useradd to create a new user.

BTW, it is very bad practice to use the root account as you usual login. It is even worse if you do this in a graphical environment.

Evo2.
Perfect! thank you
i am not trying to boot as root, i was going to create a new account to login to but when i didnt get that option after reboot i started googling. sorry, i am using the Kali Linux 1.0.5 distro
i did what you said "Hit Ctrl-Alt-F1 ... then use adduser" reboot and voilą i am now logged in
 
Old 12-11-2013, 02:04 PM   #5
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Hi,
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i did what you said "Hit Ctrl-Alt-F1 ... then use adduser" reboot and voilą i am now logged in
Glad I could help.

Cheers,

Evo2.
 
  


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