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Old 05-04-2009, 03:04 PM   #1
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Login problem

I recently installed Fedora 8 on an older PC. It had to use the
text mode because of little memory (128)
So I got it installed but then it asked me to login... and I did not know what to type in there.
I know it asked me to chose a password but it never asked me for an ID.. So I tried quite a few things but nothing seemed to work...
So I gave up on FEDORA 8 and re-installed DEBIAN which works fine and much easier to install on my old Pentium III...
I really like DEBIAN... at least the ease at which it installs...
I also have OPEN SUSE 11.1 on my new computer but do not like it as much as version 10.3
I am thinking to zero it out and go back to 10.3 because I had it working quite nicely...
OK... hope I have not been to long here.... THANX....
Old 05-04-2009, 03:14 PM   #2
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Did it perhaps ask you to set the "root password", ie the password for the root account? because then the user would be root what I think anaconda(sp) does by standard so I assume this is probably what happened....

Anyway other then that was their any point to this post? or any other queries.
Old 05-04-2009, 07:45 PM   #3
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One thing to remember is that you need to create a regular (non-root) user, and use that for the majority of your time on the computer; the root account has complete control over your system and it is very, very easy to mis-type a command that will disable or cripple its functionality. Unless you are sure you need to be root, stay as a regular user. Try the command `man useradd` for more information on creating users.
Old 05-04-2009, 09:12 PM   #4
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Thanks for your help..
Yes, I believe that is what happened...
I should have thought of that...type root for the Login id..
Ok.. that is great...
And the other tip was helpful too... I will do that from now on...create a second user account to do my experimenting on...
Thanx a bunch to both guys for both all is very interesting but takes
a lot of patience.... CHOW for now.... Blackpoopie
Do not complain about that which you allow..... later


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