Can't login redhat 5.2

After installing redhat I rebooted, but can't login, nowhere did it ever ask me to give a localhost login name. I have a password.
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can't login as who? Root?
Can you be clearer?
use "root" (no quotes) as your login name
do this:

1. try login as "root" and type the password you got

if that don't work it means that you forgot your "root"
password and have to do this:

when LILO: shows up, hit the TAB key
look for a word that resambles the word "linux"
type that word, then a space, then "1"

eg: -------------------------
LILO: <hit TAB>
linux dos
LILO:linux 1 <ENTER>

after it finishes booting, do a "passwd root"
type in a new password


login as "root" and type your new password

hope that solves your problem

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