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I'VE WENT THROUGH THE INSTALL 3 TIMES NOW AND IT NEVER ASKS FOR THE ROOT PASSWORD IT FINSHES THE INSTALL THEN BOOTS UP TO THE LOGIN PAGE AND OF COURSE ...
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    TRYING TO INSTALL SUSE 9.1


    I'VE WENT THROUGH THE INSTALL 3 TIMES NOW AND IT NEVER ASKS FOR THE ROOT PASSWORD IT FINSHES THE INSTALL THEN BOOTS UP TO THE LOGIN PAGE AND OF COURSE I CAN'T LOGIN(I'VE TRIED) IT KEEPS SAYING LOGIN FAILED. MY COMPUTER IS A GATEWAY LAPTOP 366MHZ 4GB HD 160M RAM THIS SOULD BE ENOUGH.

    THANKS
    PLEASE HELPPP

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    Offtopic: please dont type in all capitals... it is considered shouting

    http://www.linuxforums.org/rules.php see rule #7

    And as far as the Question it has to be in there somewhere at the beginning of the install...strange
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    I'm having exactly the same problem - no request to set password. Just staring new installation to see if that solves the problem. javascript:emoticon('')
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    Suse usually askes you to make passwords once you have installed and re-booted (this way system builders only have to install SuSE and not fiddle with passwords). Are you sure you are booting form the hard drive not the cd , and are you booting into a normal mode not the "Failsafe" mode?

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    The only time I had had the problem of not being able to login is when the installer has crashed or restarted without fully completing this installation.
    The biggest security threat is the user.

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