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Old 06-01-2004, 08:16 AM   #1
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How to login w/o username and pw?

I'm a total n00b to Linux. I just installed Fedora Core 2 (for i386). I didn't create a username and password during installation. Now I can't login to use the GUI. I did create a root password, but I don't know where to use that.
During installation I installed x-windows and GNOME for desktop, I'm not sure I can even do that, but they were both check by default.
Can anyone tell me how to login without a username and password?
Old 06-01-2004, 08:21 AM   #2
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well your going to have to login as root first
username : root
password : rootpassword

then adduser .
Old 06-01-2004, 08:26 AM   #3
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u can use root account to create another account on the system which will be a user account using the command "useradd" or "adduser" ,goodluck.


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