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Old 01-15-2010, 11:58 PM   #1
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Fedora 12 constantine no user created at install


I installed Fedora 12 on my laptop and the problem that I'm having is that it doesn't ask to create user accounts at the end of the install, it only goes to the reboot option and once its done rebooting it restarts with the login screen that doesn't have a user to validate.

How can I create a root user and a system user account?
or is this an issue with my PC or with my kernel?
 
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:28 AM   #2
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Ok. Log in as root. It did ask you for a password for root?

If not, boot from the install cd, hit Ctrl_Alt_F2, which should give you a shell
mount your root device
mount /dev/sdax /mnt (or something like that)
chroot /mnt
passwd root should offer an option to change the password.

Now, reboot & Log in as root.
man useradd starts you off

useradd <options> luser

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Old 01-17-2010, 11:54 PM   #3
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Thank you and I have to say that I'm just getting in to Linux and this is like my 3rd day at this
My ignorance lever is at 100% and I’m getting a book on or a bible
 
Old 01-18-2010, 12:13 AM   #4
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Thank you and I have to say that I'm just getting in to Linux and this is like my 3rd day at this
My ignorance lever is at 100% and Iím getting a book on or a bible
For a newbie, Linux Mint or Ubuntu would be recommended distros, try to switch to either of those. Linux Mint has advantage of having included additional (non-free eg nVidia ) drivers and codecs.
 
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:20 PM   #5
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You know I have fedora 12 x86 and I have never experienced that... I think that might be because of a bad burn or bad disc. Did you veryify the sha256sum..... did your burn the disc at the indicated speed on the disc or slower. *I prefer to burn at the slower speed, and on install did you use the disc self check utility.
 
  


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