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Hi all, I've just tried to load opensuse on my pc and all seems to go OK but when the progress bar gets to the end I get a screen ...
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    Hi all,
    I've just tried to load opensuse on my pc and all seems to go OK but when the progress bar gets to the end I get a screen of writing and a prompt for linux login.
    I've tried all the obvious, and root as a contibutor on here suggests in another thread, but nothing works. Any ideas?
    Thanks,
    Steve.

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    How obvious?

    Did you log in as root and run init 5 ?

    What errors do you get?

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    Tried password, passwd, user, superuser, admin, administrator and a few others. I've tried root at the prompt with no success. The installation (from cd) seems to go OK, I get the loading screen but when that has finished I get a screen showing what has been loaded/completed etc and at the bottom a prompt saying
    linux login:
    no error messages or anything like that.
    Steve.

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    You need to type

    root

    then the root password you set

    note the password does not echo to the screen

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    Unfortunately it won't accept root , or anything, at the prompt. It just responds with a login incorrect message.
    Steve.

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    Try reinstalling you may have missed something.

    Be sure that you set the root password and the first users name and password. Also note that Unix is case sensitive!

    Be careful that you install to the same partitions as before!

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