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Old 08-27-2009, 05:03 PM   #1
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Question Resetting Password and Adding Users in Linpus for Acer Aspire One

Hello! I have no fracking clue what my password is and I want to create multiple user accounts. I have no idea whether or not I need to re-install the OS or what..nor can I even begin to imagine how to do so without a CD drive..I should also note I didn't start her up myself. Since I have ZERO experience with linux, if you know how to do this, please be descriptive with any instructions you give and avoid using jargon unless you define it for me. Too oft have I searched tutorials and forums with linux questions and searched for bloody hours for a tutorial that assumes I know squat about it and will actually detail ALL the necessary steps.

I don't want a Microsoft OS...I'm sick of Mac...but I'm a total n00b.

Please advise.
Old 08-27-2009, 05:09 PM   #2
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you need to be root to be able to create multiple useraccounts that.I guess you are on fedora well type the following commands

whoami & tell us what it shows you

su - to switch to root(admin) account ,if you know the root password.


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