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Old 10-12-2009, 03:49 AM   #1
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Shrike Login screen

Guys i have the new installation done for Shrike and now something strange.. i wasnt asked to give a username and yet it asks for a login text based screen. i was only asked to provide a password for the admin account.

any idea what the default username would look like?
Old 10-12-2009, 05:15 AM   #2
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If you haven't created a user account, then you'll probably have to log in as root and create a normal user account. However, why are you using Shrike (by which I assume you mean Red Hat 9) in the first place? It's out of date and hasn't been supported for several years. You'd be better off installing a supported distribution.
Old 10-12-2009, 06:39 AM   #3
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logged in as root but all text-based interface.. am going to try and use fedoracore this time.
this is redhat 9 yes for an assignment.
Old 10-12-2009, 06:43 AM   #4
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On RH based systems you can change the default run level in the /etc/inittab file. But yes, RH9 is too old. You are better off with CentOS5 if you want something that is RH based and free as well. Fedora Core is now Fedora and Core has been dropped from the name. If you are looking for Fedora then F11 is latest and F12 should be coming out soon.
One question though, which assignment in this age would require you to use RH9?
Old 10-12-2009, 11:42 PM   #5
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i presented C+ in one time, that time i had to display a very basic idea and pascal helped me.. something of that sort here too though im a security professional linux is the love of my life.

im using mandriva already, fedora11 seems good.. downloading the iso.
Old 10-13-2009, 12:43 AM   #6
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Please please please upgrade to a current, supported distro. Redhat "Shrike" was abandoned years ago, just as Microsoft no longer supports Windows 95.


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