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hello,  ive been having problems with mandrake so i reinstalled with suce 6.4.  unfortunately, my brother decided to help me and while we have a root password none of us claim to remember making a login name.  my question is how do we find the login or make a new one?
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Well, if you have the root password you can simly log in as root and look at /etc/passwd. If you don't see a user account there that you recognise, then you probably didn't create one. And that's not a problem either, as you can add an account quite easily. From a command line you can use "useradd", which is documented in "man useradd".
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the login name for root is 'root', believe it or not! That should answer your question...

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