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Old 08-28-2004, 04:34 PM   #1
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Question New Slack 10 Install asking for Darkstar login and password at boot up

Hi to all,

I am an admitted newbie to Linux, played with the knoppix cd long enough to know that Linux is something I need, and just decided that Slackware is where I need to be in order to learn what is happening. Apologies to other distros, but I am not a PC guy, and Slackware appears to be anti-pc , like me.

My install went smooth as silk, LILO is setup in the MBR with no problems, works well.

My problem is that I am being queried for my Darkstar Login and Password at boot up. What is that? I have not seen reference to it anywhere, and am a bit puzzled.

Machine particulars:

Dual booting Windows 2000 / Slackware 10
Soyo Dragon Lite mobo (I know, garbage, but cheap and works well)
Lite-on CD/DVD Burner
DiamondMax 80 gb
256 mb PC2700 ram

Thanks, S'head
Old 08-28-2004, 04:45 PM   #2
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When netconfig was run during the setup, did you fill anything in when it asked for the host name and domain name? If not, that is the default that Slackware uses for the hostname, so Darkstar is the name of your computer. I always just use localhost and localdomain for mine, but you can make it anything you want by running netconfig again as root.
Old 08-28-2004, 04:46 PM   #3
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darkstar is the default hostname... after install, you need to log-in as root...

(one of the first things you wanna do as root is create a regular user account...)

Last edited by win32sux; 08-28-2004 at 04:47 PM.
Old 08-28-2004, 05:02 PM   #4
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Mucho Gracias, nt

Thanks, I'll get her fixed and probably be back with other questions later on.


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