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    no user password


    thought I could set no username and no password for a faster Susie 42.2 boot time. (it works for pclinux)
    So I did that on my new Susie 42.2 installation and it will not let me in. I did set a root password.

    Should I erase the drive and start over, or is there a workaround that will fix this?

    Dennis

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    I can not find a place to log into root that early in the boot process. The link seems to say an already existing usergroup is needed to begin the process of adding a user name. Using the install disk I can enter root on its linux and get to the ramdisk as root file system, but this seems to be the wrong place as I want to change the files on my hard disk.

    could I just partition and reinstall linux? or would I have to over-write it with zeros first.
    Last edited by dennisgwynn; 02-10-2017 at 08:59 AM. Reason: my ineptitude

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    It is not clear how far your box boots, but if it behaves like a normal Linux installation it should boot up and wait for login, everything fully functional. At this point you can switch over to the console and login as root - do not use GUI login. Of course, root can do anything, add/remove groups, add/remove users, change passwords.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennisgwynn View Post
    thought I could set no username and no password for a faster Susie 42.2 boot time. (it works for pclinux)
    So I did that on my new Susie 42.2 installation and it will not let me in. I did set a root password.
    not sure what you attempted there, one cannot have "no username"?

    i guess what you really wanted is autologin (an option with most display/login managers).
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    In graphic interface I select
    "open SUSIE leap 42.2 with Linux 4.4.36-8-default"

    with "alt f1" I get to text mode

    text message appears
    "welcome to open susie leap 42.2 - kernel 4.4.36-8 default(tty1)"

    " linux-1302 login:"
    I enter
    Code:
    /.
    and am prompted for a password, I enter my root password

    and
    Code:
    -
    appears for a moment
    and it goes to graphic interface user login but I need to be in root

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    You need to type in "root", not "/.".

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    It works, I can get to root. and also found the needed syntax online however
    after trying to deal with the syntax I decided it was much faster to simply reinstall Susie (properly).
    I have learned new things and I do appreciate your advice. thanks,
    Dennis
    Last edited by dennisgwynn; 02-12-2017 at 05:07 AM. Reason: gave up

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