View Full Version : Fedora 1st login password not working
10th June 2004, 05:25 PM
i just got a new hard drive for my fedora server and finally got fedora to install properly. when i restart the system to log in i get 'not authenticated' from the login screen. i tried logging in to the root password which i used during the installation with no luck. then i also tried logging in with the user name and password i created once the system restarted and asked me for one. my question is can someone explain to me how to reset my password so i can get on to my root account. i already searched the forums for password reseting posts and i tried all of them with no luck. so could someone please explain to me step by step how to go about this? Thanx in advance!!
10th June 2004, 06:35 PM
i think u missed this one out
should work in fedora 1 and 2
11th June 2004, 02:18 PM
ok i've been working on this thing since a little before 2 o clock today and this **** still isnt working. everytime i get to the 3rd cd of the install it comes back with an error message saying that compat-db-4.0.14-2 can not be installed because of corrupted media or hardware failure. i've re burned it more than once and tried to change the install settings to avoid this problem but it stil won't install!!! Some one plezzz help me ASAP
11th June 2004, 03:30 PM
have you do a md5sum check before you burn the ISO(s)?
have you try the media check when you insert cd 1?
is your cd-rom functioning properly?
11th June 2004, 03:41 PM
yup everything was working fine. i did a media check on all the cds. i also checked the cds with msum5 before i took them over to the server. the drive is brand new from tiger direct a month ago and i've never had a problem with it before.
11th June 2004, 04:41 PM
i finally now have fedora core 2 installed on the system. but when the anaconda setup finished and i clicked reboot i dont get a stage2 boot thing i get this black and white grub command line. how do i get it to boot into fedora core 2 now? thanx in advance
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