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Old 11-03-2004, 07:14 PM   #1
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Linux Login: ???

Hey there,
To start off I'm gonna say that I'm new to linux. I have always used Windows but I got a hold of Suse 9.1 personal and I thought I would throw it on my comp along with Windows so I can learn how to use it. I poped in the disk, rebooted and went through the installation process. Once all the files were copied I was prompted for the initial reboot so I did so. Once my comp started back up, linux started to load and then I was prompted for a "Linux Login:"

What do I do now??? I tried using my Windows login and nothing happened what to do???

Old 11-03-2004, 07:21 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard, Banger.

When you installed SuSE you should have been prompted to give a username and password - effectively 'creating a new user'. It is this username and password that you should enter here. As it stands, since (I presume) you're not connecting to a Windows domain, your SuSE setup shouldn't know anything about your Windows users.

If you can't remember creating a new user, then try using the username "root". You certainly should have been asked to give the "root or administrator" a password. This "root" user is the Linux/Unix equivalent of the "Administrator", except you have the potential to wreck even more things. Only use root if you absolutely have to.

Since you haven't even begun to play around with SuSE yet, if you can't remember creating any users and you can't remember giving any passwords, then go ahead and re-install SuSE again and make sure you read absolutely everything on screen at least twice and make notes

Good luck.
Old 11-03-2004, 08:10 PM   #3
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hey...i was never promtped to make a new user i tried the reinstall and yet again no user prompt
Old 11-03-2004, 09:42 PM   #4
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banger; i`m assumming ur asking & stating u r in the window app login? yeah
that will not give the prompt to login as root only as user that option is only at installation time, all those choice during that install time is when , at almost last
part of final install asks for ur root name
& psswd. u may have missed it (if not paying attention with belief that it would self install) nope those are critical time for good install. advice redo again with patience & concentration,slowly. i missed
it to it happens!
Old 11-03-2004, 10:14 PM   #5
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I would suggest going and getting an intro to linux book to read at the library or the book store. It might explain a little more about Linux.


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