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Old 08-10-2003, 10:21 AM   #1
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No username and password

I have just installed Mandrake 9.1 and everthing appears to have gone fine with the exception that I did not put in a username or password when prompted.

My reasoning for this is that I am the only one who uses the system and I presumed that if I did not enter one then I could boot the system without as with Windows.

Now however when I boot to the system it stops at the box for username and password and will not proceed.

Any help with correcting this would be very much appreciated
Old 08-10-2003, 10:38 AM   #2
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It is likely you at least supplied a root password. Mandrake did/does? allow a "no root password" so if you chose that simply type:
And hit enter, you shouldn't be prompted for a root password in such a situation. If you did, simply feed the password, and press enter. Now you can add users with things like:
And in the gui you have tools in the Mandrake Control Center as well as generic tools from KDE and Gnome.

Be sure to create 1 user and use that 1 user to do everything with, not root, root is only to be used for system maintenence, not for daily use, and shouldn't surf the internet (very much anyway).



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