Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 03-17-2008, 11:42 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2008
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy Fedora 8 Login Problems

Hi, I just installed Fedora 8 on a GX-1 with out any problems.. That is until I came to the login screen. It wont let me create an account or nothing. Plus during install it never asks for me to create a login only to create a main password (without login name). Nothing Ive tried works... This is my 3rd time installing.. Getting Frustrated! Help Please...
Old 03-18-2008, 12:36 AM   #2
Registered: Apr 2007
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Distribution: Ubuntu 8.10 and 7.10 server
Posts: 95

Rep: Reputation: 15
Talking Fedora 8 problems

The password you create without a username will be the root password. Login to the root account with that password from the command line (Ctrl+Alt+F1 will give you a command line), then type adduser <username> and follow the prompts. After you have finished hit Alt+F7 to take you to the GUI. Now enter the username and password combination you just created and you should
have logged yourself in to your own account.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Telnet Login problems in Fedora core 5 thiagarn Linux - Newbie 1 02-24-2008 11:09 PM
Fedora 8 Login Problems Mathew2k Fedora - Installation 3 10-21-2007 04:19 AM
Fedora 7 startup problems prompts login and pass screen Markness Fedora 3 07-31-2007 08:29 AM
Fedora 6 login problems/ username linuxfedora68 Linux - Newbie 1 06-30-2007 05:02 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:29 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration