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  1. #1
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    Oct 2004

    RedHat Login Problem

    Hi all...

    I have just finished installing linux on my pc for the first time.
    The problem is after i try to log on to redhat it gives an error message saying that "invalid entry" and doesnt log me on.

    during installation i have created password for the "root" user and that is what i use when i try to log on:

    username: root
    password: xxxx(the one i created during installation)

    My pc also has win2000 but thats in a complete different partition and i am not able to open that as well.

    i have tried twice but failed...
    please help me with this issue.

    Kind regards

  2. #2
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    Oct 2004
    North Carolina
    try this, it has worked for me every time
    1. Reboot your PC & when u see the loader screen just type 'e',
    U will see another boot screen like :-

    kernel boot.... / ... /LABEL=/
    press 'e' again ...

    2. Modify this line as :- (just type '1' after giving single space after "/LABEL=/" )
    kernel boot..... /LABEL=/ 1
    Press Enter....
    3. When u see again the second scren type 'b'.

    4. you will automatically go to the superuser prompt .... like
    sh-0.15 #
    just give command as :-
    sh-0.15 # passwd root
    linux will ask you for new password give it & reboot your machine....
    5. Next time login as a root... & as a root u can easily set or reset the password of all other user..
    taken from

  3. #3
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    Thanks for the reply,i ll give it a try and let you know.....



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