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seth_burton 02-09-2007 01:17 PM

Zipslack login and password problem from boot disk
I have installed zipslack to a dos partition,on the c: drive, after installation (unzipping it to the root dir on c: from windows), I run the boot disk then i do the mount dev/hda1 thing and it seems to work,then I enter root as login, but after that it then instead of asking me for a password says bashlogin or something rather , I have no idea what is going on here. if I use admin as the login then it does ask me for a password , also it seems to ask me a wierd question before or after the login name (think before).. something like "if all men we're brothers, would you let a man marry your sister?" and the questions change every time i believe.. i answered the question above with a "no" (for password) and it said wrong password, when i typed "yes" it then changed the screen to a whole bunch of Y's (2 rows fickering y's) then did some other stuff, then I believe it said it was gonna attemp to reboot, the screen went black and seemed to of froze. what the heck is going on here??

H_TeXMeX_H 02-09-2007 11:15 PM

Neat ... :D

Anyway, I don't think 'admin' is a proper login name ... 'root' is the proper way.

gnashley 02-09-2007 11:35 PM

Login as 'root'. There is no password at first. You can add it later and also create a user account for yourself.
The sayings you see are just something to 'entertain' you each time you log in. They are part of the fortune program included in the bsd-games package. YOu can remove the package to stop the messages.

seth_burton 02-10-2007 01:14 AM

the thing is, it doesnt ask me for a password after login with "root", it asks me for "$?bashlogin:" of something to that effect. only when i type in "admin" for the login does it proceed to a password prompt.

gnashley 02-10-2007 02:44 AM

As I mentioned there is no password for 'root'. When you see:
that means that you are logged in as 'root'. root is the superuser, not 'admin'.
Login as 'root' for doing administration, including running 'passwd' to create a password for 'root'. Then runn 'adduser' to create an normal user account for yourself with password. Then you can 'logout' from 'root' and you'll see the login prompt again where you can now login to your user account.

seth_burton 02-10-2007 01:24 PM

yes.. I understand what your saying, but it doesnt even prompt me for a password if I use "root" . shouldnt I still have a password prompt, then leave it blank and press enter? like i said, i only get the prompt for a password when I use admin as login name,i'm not saying that I should use admin, but it actually gives me a password prompt tho.

seth_burton 02-10-2007 01:26 PM

login: root

login: admin

(something like that)

gnashley 02-10-2007 02:25 PM

If there is no password why should it ask you for one? Actually, there is a distinction between a 'blank' password and no password. There is a way to setup a blank login, and in fact if you use a GUI login mgr or disply/session mgr you usually must have a valid password. (user names should have no capital letters. On the contrary, most login managers will require passwords to be complex and contain at least one number or capital letter.)
As I said the admin account is not really meant to be used under normal home installations.
The account you want to use for doing configuration, etc is 'root'.

seth_burton 02-10-2007 03:38 PM

well, im lost just about now.. do you happen to know what the admin login is used for or if I can use it successfully to do whatever it is i need to do with this boot disk?

Alien_Hominid 02-10-2007 04:17 PM

run this
1. useradd username
answer the questions
then run
2. logout
then login prompt should come
enter the username, which you recently created
enter the password

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