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I have just completed an Install of Ubuntu 6.10 and went to login using the usual linux "root" Username only to find a "Username/Password Incorrect" i am 100% sure of ...
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    I have just completed an Install of Ubuntu 6.10 and went to login using the usual linux "root" Username only to find a "Username/Password Incorrect" i am 100% sure of the password but cannot find the default username. Does anyone know the Default username or how to recover one i may have created?

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    'root' login is disabled in Ubuntu. Enter username that you created during installation.








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    just reinstalled the OS to make sure, never was prompted. So i am gonna try

    sudo useradd username

    as that will prompt for the root PW which i can then enter. Then Enable root login from inside Ubuntu using the Root PW.

    Think something is buggy with the OEM Install

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    Read Casper's response. Root login is disabled on Ubuntu. It doesn't matter how many times you reinstall it. What exactly are you trying to do with this machine that requires a graphical login as root anyway?
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    How to allow root user to login into GNOME

    Security Tab -> Security -> Allow root to login with GDM (Checked)

    Taken from the Ubuntu Wiki... Disabled by DEFAULT, but not Permanently Trashed

    As for why, 1) i dont like screwing around with a command line for everyday maintenence on a server.
    2) i dont like typing in admin passwords every 5 minutes cause i wanna perform an admin function

    Thus atm, i cant login cause the only existing user is root, and root cant login to GDM. And i dont want like useing a non-admin account on my own machines, so ill enable it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Perigrin
    How to allow root user to login into GNOME

    Security Tab -> Security -> Allow root to login with GDM (Checked)

    Taken from the Ubuntu Wiki... Disabled by DEFAULT, but not Permanently Trashed
    Perhaps, but doing that will only allow graphical login as root, it will not enable the root account.

    To enable the root account :
    Code:
    sudo passwd su
    and choose a password for root.

    More here :
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RootSudo

    Which brings me to : DON'T LOGIN AS ROOT IN A GUI !

    Then again, it's your system, do as you please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    It doesn't matter how many times you reinstall it.
    just to Clarify, the problem that exist is Root is the ONLY user, and ROOT cant login to GDM

    I reinstalled to Verify there was no missed option to creat a user capable of logging in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Perigrin
    Taken from the Ubuntu Wiki... Disabled by DEFAULT, but not Permanently Trashed
    Never said it couldn't be done, just that the default install always has this disabled, so reinstalling won't help.

    As for why, 1) i dont like screwing around with a command line for everyday maintenence on a server.
    A server, well never mind then. If you were doing this for regular user tasks (such as web browsing and such) it would be a very bad idea. We get those requests a lot, which is why I asked.

    Thus atm, i cant login cause the only existing user is root, and root cant login to GDM. And i dont want like useing a non-admin account on my own machines, so ill enable it!
    So you're saying Ubuntu didn't ask you to create a regular user account during the install? Are you using the Server distribution?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Perigrin
    just to Clarify, the problem that exist is Root is the ONLY user, and ROOT cant login to GDM

    I reinstalled to Verify there was no missed option to creat a user capable of logging in.
    Ah, I see. Can you not log into a console with CTRL+ALT+F1 and fix it from there?
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    no, i tried that but then discovered the lack of a GUI Desktop and i am not Proficient enough with the command line to run 100% from Terminal, i am useing the 6.10 Edgy Eft Alternate install Disc.

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