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Tarkus

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Login failed?!...
« on: June 18, 2007, 04:41:03 pm »

Hello my name is Iván ;D, I'm new to linux and I'm interested in using Vector Linux. I downloaded and installed it without problems ;), the problem is that I'm asked to write my username and password when Vector loads, but I've never configured such thing ???! I hope you can help me, I'm really looking forward to using this promising distro!
Thanks in advenced.

PD: I'm not native english speaker, sorry for the mistakes :P
« Last Edit: June 18, 2007, 04:43:15 pm by Tarkus »
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easuter

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Re: Login failed?!...
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2007, 05:52:56 pm »

What version did download?
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Tarkus

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Re: Login failed?!...
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2007, 06:06:45 pm »

What version did download?

I downloaded:

VectorLinux-5.8-standard-GOLD:
VectorLinux-5.8-GOLD.iso

If you need extra information just ask! Thanks for the interest ;)
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Re: Login failed?!...
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2007, 07:08:12 pm »

at the end of the VL installation you need to change the root default password.......
http://www.vectorlinux.com/Docs/vl50/manuals/vl5_installation_guide_en.html#configure

there is few way of resetting the password...but it is a bit of technical for newbie like me..... :P
http://aplawrence.com/Linux/lostlinuxpassword.html

so, it is better for you to reinstall VL again and this time remember to change the root default password....

EDIT:

try this link...look simple to me....but never try it before...
http://felipecruz.com/blog_reset-root-password-linux.php
http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18
« Last Edit: June 18, 2007, 07:19:36 pm by hata_ph »
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Tarkus

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Re: Login failed?!...
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2007, 07:58:28 pm »

at the end of the VL installation you need to change the root default password.......
http://www.vectorlinux.com/Docs/vl50/manuals/vl5_installation_guide_en.html#configure

there is few way of resetting the password...but it is a bit of technical for newbie like me..... :P
http://aplawrence.com/Linux/lostlinuxpassword.html

so, it is better for you to reinstall VL again and this time remember to change the root default password....

EDIT:

try this link...look simple to me....but never try it before...
http://felipecruz.com/blog_reset-root-password-linux.php

Haha as I imagined :P, I'm going to reinstall Vector... I suggest that there should be some kind of sloution to this in the login screen for those people that skip the password configuration step!
Thanks for the support! See you  ;)
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Re: Login failed?!...
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2007, 09:09:19 pm »

I think the password is empty if you don't set one. Can't hurt to give it a try.
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Tarkus

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Re: Login failed?!...
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2007, 08:06:40 pm »

I think the password is empty if you don't set one. Can't hurt to give it a try.

Indeed, finally I arrived to the conclusion that if you write "root" in the user box and leave empty the otherone you can login!

Thanks ;)
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Re: Login failed?!...
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2007, 08:59:39 pm »

That is very dangerous. Anyone can then login to your box as root and do whatever they like. You really should set a root password:  System, VASM, SUPER, USER, PASSROOT.
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