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Old 08-16-2010, 12:25 AM   #1
viralmand
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Question Red Hat Linux Root Username?


Hello,
I am new to Linux, I had Just Installed Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 on y desktop PC, the installation is completed ok, while installation process, RHEL ask me for the root password and I had entered my password, now after the installation is finished and my PC Reboot, RHEL asks me Username, Now here I am confused, while installing RHEL it had only asked me the Password, now what is the username for RHEL? Can anybody Help?
One more thing I would like to ask, I had one more Hard Disk Drive of 80GB and on it I had installed Windows XP, now I want to Dual boot Windows XP and RHEL, can I do it from two different OS installed in two different Hard Disk Drives, If yes Please Provide Procedure.

Thanks in Advance,
Viral
 
Old 08-16-2010, 12:41 AM   #2
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Hi viralmand,

During installation RHEL asks for root user's password. You may creat users once the system reboots.

What comes up on boot screen, Does it show only Redhat ?
 
Old 08-16-2010, 12:57 AM   #3
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RHEL asks for root password. Use root as user and your password you supplied during installation to login to the system. You can also create normal user and use it. It is upto you what your purpose of the system is. root is the super user who has complete control over the system. Administrator of the system. If you are wanting to appear for RH certification, then you can use CentOS5 instead. It is RHEL5 without logos. Else if you just want to run Linux distribution on your PC, use Ubuntu or Mint. These are desktop distributions.
 
Old 08-16-2010, 01:02 AM   #4
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Wink

When it asks for the username input root.
Then enter the password.
It is always better to create a normal user and work as a normal user.
U can create a normal user by using adduser in a terminal.

U can dual boot from two different hard disks.
 
Old 08-16-2010, 01:05 AM   #5
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RHEL asks for root password. Use root as user and your password you supplied during installation to login to the system. You can also create normal user and use it. It is upto you what your purpose of the system is. root is the super user who has complete control over the system. Administrator of the system. If you are wanting to appear for RH certification, then you can use CentOS5 instead. It is RHEL5 without logos. Else if you just want to run Linux distribution on your PC, use Ubuntu or Mint. These are desktop distributions.
And people wonder why I have no faith in certifications. Now, where did I put that "Any" key?
 
Old 08-16-2010, 01:23 AM   #6
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And people wonder why I have no faith in certifications. Now, where did I put that "Any" key?
No, I do not blame you. There are a lot of people who do not trust certifications. Its not that I love them, but I neither hate them. Value of certifications can depend on lot of things. And they can help give interview calls. Lot of companies here in India would make it a requirement to have some certification even to attend an interview. Strange but true.
 
Old 08-16-2010, 01:27 AM   #7
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The problem with a lot of certifications is simply put... they are too easy. A+, MSCE and a few others are dreadfully easy, I have seen people who barely know or don't even know how to install windows get MSCE's... and A+ has barely no software requirements at all, the hardware side of building a computer from major components is not hard... a monkey could probably be trained to do it. So I have little faith in such certificates, I thought RHCT was harder then this however... I would question how this got on to the topic of Certificates in the first place as there was no mention that I can see in the OPs query about certification at all...?
 
Old 08-16-2010, 01:36 AM   #8
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There is no mention for them, but because OP has put RHEL, I suspect OP is taking RH certification. May be, I aint saying he/she is. And what I wanted to say is, if he isnt taking any certification, he should rather use some desktop oriented distribution. To respond to you, RHCT is not one of hardest certifications to take, but neither easiest as well. Its an entry level, so you can expect it to have basic modules. Perfect for some who want to test themselves for Linux. MSCE, I would differ on your thoughts. Its not easy. It has been made easy with abundance of dumps. Aspirants usually do not study much and rather take the easy path, mug up all the dumps available. Even institutes teach only the required modules instead of imparting knowledge. Of course, they are more inclined towards getting results.
 
Old 08-16-2010, 04:17 AM   #9
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Hello,

Perhaps this will answer your first question:
Linux has a root user. It is the boss of the system. With root, you can do everything. So it is wise not to use root as much as you would use Administrator in Windows.
To savely use your PC, add an user, which has not the power to destroy your system.

Because you installed RHEL5, you first need to log on with the root account and use it to create a new user account. You can start a terminal and type the command: "adduser %USERNAME%" (%USERNAME% is your desired username). It wil ask you for a new password, name etc. After that, you can logon with that username and password.


It is possible to add the 80G hdd with Windows in your PC and make a dual boot. This is done with GRUB. Read some stuff on the internet about GRUB. Or ask another question here. My knowledge of GRUB is poor

I hope this wil answer your quetion better All thoose linux professionals use scary hightech words No offence guys, cos I will need your advice in the near future


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Originally Posted by viralmand View Post
Hello,
I am new to Linux, I had Just Installed Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 on y desktop PC, the installation is completed ok, while installation process, RHEL ask me for the root password and I had entered my password, now after the installation is finished and my PC Reboot, RHEL asks me Username, Now here I am confused, while installing RHEL it had only asked me the Password, now what is the username for RHEL? Can anybody Help?
One more thing I would like to ask, I had one more Hard Disk Drive of 80GB and on it I had installed Windows XP, now I want to Dual boot Windows XP and RHEL, can I do it from two different OS installed in two different Hard Disk Drives, If yes Please Provide Procedure.

Thanks in Advance,
Viral
 
Old 08-27-2010, 03:56 PM   #10
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Thumbs down Evaluation of RCHT Exam Results

Hi
i am concern and worried by the way the evalution of RCHT exam is taking place,
to give you a live example
i attended rcht exam last week AT New york and scored 66.7%
again remembering my minor errors and was encouraged to take the exam again in Boston today and to my shocking i again scored 66.7%,Now can the Redhat folks tell me how this evaluation is taking place, how can a person score exactly the same marks with the percentage, when i know that i have done a better job for the second time

Can we beleive the Redhat certification exam evaluation
or
redhat is getting commercial and wants more students to fail so that they can retake the exam
Please explain.......
i fail to understand this evaluation process. We get out results within 3 hrs of writing the exam.
All those who are writing the exam be aware
 
Old 08-27-2010, 05:04 PM   #11
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Hi
i am concern and worried by the way the evalution of RCHT exam is taking place,
to give you a live example
i attended rcht exam last week AT New york and scored 66.7%
again remembering my minor errors and was encouraged to take the exam again in Boston today and to my shocking i again scored 66.7%,Now can the Redhat folks tell me how this evaluation is taking place, how can a person score exactly the same marks with the percentage, when i know that i have done a better job for the second time

Can we beleive the Redhat certification exam evaluation
or
redhat is getting commercial and wants more students to fail so that they can retake the exam
Please explain.......
i fail to understand this evaluation process. We get out results within 3 hrs of writing the exam.
All those who are writing the exam be aware
if you do the same mistakes again you will get same marks again...i don't think you are redhat's enemy...just prepare thoroughlly and give exam....
 
Old 08-27-2010, 05:28 PM   #12
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The problem with a lot of certifications is simply put... they are too easy. A+, MSCE and a few others are dreadfully easy, I have seen people who barely know or don't even know how to install windows get MSCE's... and A+ has barely no software requirements at all, the hardware side of building a computer from major components is not hard... a monkey could probably be trained to do it. So I have little faith in such certificates, I thought RHCT was harder then this however... I would question how this got on to the topic of Certificates in the first place as there was no mention that I can see in the OPs query about certification at all...?
Just to comment on the RHCT, it's actually quite easy if you have BASIC knowledge of linux command line. I passed it in a whopping 20 minutes of actual work.

RHCE however you actually have to have some fairly decent knowledge. That one got me because I haven't the foggiest clue how to successfully write a correct firewall rules.

Although my firewall did block things...it's just it blocked EVERYTHING...
 
  


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