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Old 04-18-2002, 10:40 PM   #1
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Angry Installation

Hi there!

To start with, I want to say I'm full of Windows. I have been trying to switch to linux but unfortunately I have been unsucess full. I have tryed to install RED HAT LInux 7.0 << that's all I could get << I wanted 7.2 << if you know where can i get it for free<, let me know<<<<<<<<<<but when the instalation is done it asks me for "some user name and passord". the ones I creat as admin and user << when making the installation doesn't work..>>>>>>>>> I was told I need to type a command that will allow me to create a password. but I don't know what command << and even if that's true <<<<<<<<<<<<any help you can give me >> is welcome <<< thanks very much <<<< please take me out of this Window, windonw, windows thing << :smash:
Old 04-18-2002, 11:12 PM   #2
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During install it was required at least to create root with password, do you remember the root's pass (admin password)?, then you can login as root into console, if you set it up the way that GUI starts you can open an XTerm and type
/usr/sbin/adduser bob

It will create a regular user bob, then type
passwd bob
and set the password for bob. It is a healthy habit to use your regular user account on the system instead of root's.

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Old 04-19-2002, 05:35 AM   #3
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as for obtaining redhat 7.2, you can ftp the iso from one of the mirrors on the redhat website if you have the bandwidth. you can then burn your own cds. (u can do this on windows first if you already know how to)

if not, check out your local stores or go online and order them.
sorry i can't help much coz i'm not from america and am not sure how thing work there.

Last edited by gui10; 04-19-2002 at 05:36 AM.
Old 04-21-2002, 08:06 AM   #4
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As posted by neo77777 during install it was required to type a password for user "root".
When you reboot type root for login/user name and then the password you typed during installation.
If it doesn't work you have misstyped it.
If you are sure it's the correct password post here the error message.


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