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Old 11-19-2001, 07:47 PM   #1
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I've just installed mandrake 6.1 from an old CD that I had lying around, but it won't let me login as either root or the user I created during installation. Whenever I enter the login name I just get another request for the login name, and never get asked for the password. I searched around for a solution, and I've managed to get some kind of access by using 'linux single' from LILO, but being a newbie I wasn't sure what to do from there.

Has anybody got any ideas why I can't logon.

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Old 11-20-2001, 01:30 AM   #2
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when your in with linux single with no password prompt, try changing the root password with this command:
passwd root
and it will prompt to change the root password.
or you can also try to create new accounts and users.

check your /etc/passwd file for users accounts for the machine.
Old 11-20-2001, 08:10 AM   #3
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Yeah, I've tried that. The user I created during installation is there and I've created a new user, and re-entered the root password from single user mode. I don't think the problem is with the passwords, as no user names are being recognised. I've tried re-installing incase something had gone wrong there, but always get the same outcome.


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