SuSE 9.1

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  1. doom_marine

    doom_marine New Member

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    I just installed Suse linux 9.1 but during the installation i skipped the username and password now when i boot into it it asks for username and password and nothing seems to work help needed urgently please
     
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    Suse's installation program must have asked you to enter root user's password..... Enter that password when the login screen asks you for a password.... After root user's desktop comes up, then using the control panel , add more users to your system that you can use for normal use....

    Enter # kuser to start KDE User management program.

    If you forgot root's password also, then when GRUB comes up during system startup, append single to the boot string. that should start linux in single user mode without asking for any password.... now you can change root password by giving # passwd ... then start your system again and login as root as explained above...

    You might also want to use # adduser command....
     
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    Yep you cannot install linux without specifying a root psw.
    Is necessary n u cant skip it like you do with user accounts.
    But i suggest u always create atleast one user account.
    I know it feels very good being powerful but if
    loggin as root everytime you can screw up your system
    even unintentionally as you wont be stopped.
    N gnurag,
    As a single user you have administratives rights in SUSE.
    Is it not a major security flaw in the OS.
    I mean anyone who can reboot the system can change the root password.
    Any comments.
     
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