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Old 08-23-2006, 11:43 AM   #1
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I have downloaded the bootable CD from Dynabolic..
Now I'm trying to configure my personal settings to it..
I'm a complete newby, so Im learning still..

The one thing Im still trying to do is setting my own username and password..
I tried searching in Google and Altavista, and in some forums and the dynebolic site itself, but i can't find anything relating to my problem/question..
So i hope someone here can help me..

How can I (if it's possible) change the username and/or password?
Now the username is "root" and password is "Luther" (deafult)

Also, how can i make another username?

I'm sorry if this newb question offends anyone, but I really tried searching and couldn't find anything..

Thanks very much in advance
Old 08-23-2006, 11:58 AM   #2
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after you login as root, type "passwd" to change the password of the root account. to add a new user use the command "adduser" or "useradd". then again use the "passwd" command to set a password for the user.

something like this, you need to do this being root.
useradd solar
passwd solar

one thing,
the root account is an admin when compared to win. you require to be root to do many installations and other stuff. I dont think you will be able to rename the username there. not sure, cause I didnt try that out.

Last edited by w3bd3vil; 08-23-2006 at 12:00 PM.
Old 08-23-2006, 02:36 PM   #3
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Thanks very much for the help it works

Only in the terminal, it normally says: "d:b ~ #" and after
that you can type.. but when i logon under the new
username I just made, it changes to: "-sh-3.00$"

After that most commands don't work like they did when I'm
logged as root..

This probably is the way it's supposed to be..but Ill figure it out

Thanks again for the fast reply


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