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what do I do ? I installed zenwalk 6, on an old laptop, everyting seems to go great, no errors, when i reboot and take out the disk, i set ...
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    zenwalk login:


    what do I do ? I installed zenwalk 6, on an old laptop, everyting seems to go great, no errors, when i reboot and take out the disk, i set up a username password, but after i reboot into login promt, it says wrong user or password, I did the entire install all over from scratch....this time using real simple username and password...still won't work, I'll stumped, thanks for any help on this issue.

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    I ended up using default password for user and root because I couldn't figure out why the installer does what you describe. Then used the wiki to set up new root password. I don't run it anymore so that is all I can remember. I switched over to AntiX instead because I am more used to apt distros.

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    Figured I would throw this in for good measure before I crash and go to bed.

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    thanks roky, so glad it's somtin I did wrong...I only decided to try zenwalk, because the disk came in lunixformat mag.... puppy really let me down, and I want to try something else on this old machine. hopefully i can at least get in and try zen with this info.

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    after rebooting, it will prompt you to create a root password. but its just for root.. you need to select another option. so click "create new user" for you to loggin.

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