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Old 08-26-2003, 02:39 PM   #1
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darkstar login? (9)

the boot process in slackware 9 stop and need darkstar(?) login and pasword. if it is not the root pasword what is this?
Old 08-26-2003, 02:42 PM   #2
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It's root and enter if you haven't set anything yet - darkstar is what all Slack's say by default - think it's one of Patrick Volkerding's machines?

-- Well, and yeah - root's password if you have set it.
Old 08-26-2003, 03:00 PM   #3
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Re: darkstar login? (9)

Originally posted by zokter
the boot process in slackware 9 stop and need darkstar(?) login and pasword. if it is not the root pasword what is this?
Sometimes people are just so clear...

Is this during installation? If so, at what point in the installation does it ask you this? Does it tell you to just input "root" and hit enter? Have you already set your root password at this point of the installation? Is at regular boot-up? If so, what comes right before it asks you for this input? Etc. etc. etc.


Last edited by zsejk; 08-26-2003 at 03:01 PM.
Old 08-26-2003, 04:51 PM   #4
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Your probably on the reboot after installing:



press enter

type your root password

press enter

then type


(if you want a graphical session)

In future if you want to login as a non-root user then use


from a shell

Also - if you eventually want a graphical login and a graphical session - change the 3 to a 4 in this line in your /etc/inittab file




Slackware uses run level 4 for an X mode.


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