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Ok, sorry, but I'm new to this linux thing...
I do remember the password I set in setup!
When I turn on the machine, it comes up with LILO: and I press enter, right? then in loads the kernel and other stuff, also it starts a lot of services.  It clears the screen and comes up...
Red Hat Linux release 5.0 (Hurricane)
Kernel 2.0.32 on a i486
localhost login:_
OK, so what do I type here, I've tryied Admin, Administrator etc and it doesn't work with that password I confirmed in setup. I currently run NT server and 4 Win95 clients at my house and simply want to "learn and play" with linux- so how do I get into it?
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The login is: "root" (without quotes)
The password will be whatever you specified when you setup the machine.

BTW, the root account is the equivalent of an administrator account on an NT machine, roughly.  I would reccomend you get a book on Linux, or at least Unix, because you may be very lost very shortly.  Feel free to email me, though, if you have any other questions.

Best Wishes,
Matt Zito
mzito@wwprsd.mercernet.net
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Thanks!
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