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Old 07-21-2005, 11:29 AM   #1
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Exclamation Help! System Administration! Help Please!

I have just installed Fedora Core 4. I chose not to create another User, and it warned me that i could then only access the Administrator account. I then got to the log in screen and thought, right ok, log in with the Administrator account and use the Root Password as it told me too. However what's the user name?! How can i log into this??

Anybody got any ideas?

Please Help!
Old 07-21-2005, 11:40 AM   #2
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admin account

What admin account are you using?

It should be "root"
Old 07-21-2005, 11:41 AM   #3
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this is the second fedora question I have answered today.....never ran fedora, but I would try
root as the login name
and roots password for the password......
sorry if I am way off base here..
good luck.....
once logged in DEFINATELY create a user account and use roots account sparingly....very very sparingly.
Old 07-21-2005, 11:43 AM   #4
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administrator = root

I found when a 'newbie' that 'Running Linux' published by O'Reilly wasw invaluable.
Old 07-21-2005, 12:13 PM   #5
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login: root
password: <root password>

#>useradd username
#>passwd username
#>mkdir /home/username
#>chown username:users /home/username

login as username, DO NOT RUN AS ROOT.
Old 07-23-2005, 05:40 AM   #6
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FOLKS, no need to continue answering! The username is needed was "root"

Thanks for all your help!



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