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linux noob having problems with initial login...
« on: October 26, 2007, 09:02:15 pm »

Hello, i just installed VL 5.8.6 SOHO and finished the installation setup. Now it is at the "vector login" screen and i cannot get on.  When i try "root" and "toor", "vl" and "vector", and "guest" and "guest" for the username and password it says login incorrect and then another line of text comes up and says  I try the same usernames and passwords as before and it stills says incorrect.

i'm new at linux and i'm not sure if this will help, but this is the info on the screen with the penguin and login text:

Linux Kernel
Compiled #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat May 12 21:38:17 MDT 2007
One 900MHz AMD
768 RAM
1801.30 VL Supercharged Bogomips Total

Please, if anyone knows the login info defaults or maybe what i did wrong, please help. I really want to try this out!



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Re: linux noob having problems with initial login...
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2007, 09:06:31 pm »

After your install you did not set a root password.

Try using root and then a blank password. Then set the root password in

If that does not work reload and set a root password.