booting up

I'm having a problem booting up after linux in loaded. It keeps asking me for a logon user name and password, but it didn't ask me during installion to enter a name or password.
please help
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redheadAuthor Commented:
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try root for user and just hit enter for the password
It didn't ask for a root password?  This is odd.  You should have been prompted for a password, but not a username.  root is the username.
> I'm having a problem booting up after linux in > loaded. It keeps asking
> me for a logon user name and password, but > didn't ask me during installion to enter a name > or  password.

try to reset the password.
if you're using lilo to boot into linux.

when in lilo prompt :

ex :

type linux -s or anything you're called for linux
boot partition

example :
i have linux installed in /dev/hda2 and i called it

in LILO :
type blinux -s

then it will booting in single user mode
without password.

and you can set root password

by typing passwd root after the command prompt displayed (#)


next time you can login using user name :
password : --> the password you're set before


Budi Aditya


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