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First Time Red Hat Enterprise 5 installation question


I just completed my first installation of Linux RHE 5.  It is requesting a Username and Password.

What is it by default?  Thanks.

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Default username is root.  You were promted to create a password during installation.  Also, you were prompted to create a different user account and password during installation as well as it is not recommended to use the root account except for when needed.
You must have entered it while installing.

If not, don't panic.  You have to start at run level 1 and reset your username and password.

Main account is "root"
It is a very powerful account, can do mostly anything.  It is called the super user.  You have at least this account on the system always.
If you forgot your password or are not sure, just start at run level one

To do so, restart the computer.  Once you see grub screen with a count down, press down arrow.

Then do down arrow to highlight the kernel line which starts with the word kernel
Press e
It should let you edit this line.  Just go to the end of the line and give one space and type 1
last word of that line if often quiet
So you should have quiet 1
Then press enter and press b to boot.

This would give you # prompt.  You can setup your password by issuing command
It would not ask you any password.  You can enter any password you want.

If you just installed Red Hat and forgot the password, just reinstall the machine and write down the password you're selecting.

Regards, Tobias
When you complete an rhel 5 install it does ask for a username and password as part of the configuration.
This is NOT the root user and password.  It is asking for you to create a non-root user.
Just use your own name and any password.  It just wants you to create a non-root id.
You can delete it later if you want.
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