I have Fedora 14 from a live cd, but it was never actually on any physical media. I used VirtualBox to mount it as if it were a real CD and went from there. I have (at least) two problems:
1. It will not let me log in as root. There is no mistake about the password. Going thru the internet tonight I see a lot of people have had this problem not only on Fedora but Debian as well and probably others.
I have seen a few fixes that seem to work for some people, but they all start from the presumption that the user is in the sudo group. I am not. I never got far enough to set that up. Which brings us to my second problem.
2. According to the documentation I saw, after I downloaded my additional apps and reboot, I would be taken to a screen called firstboot, after which I would set up all my other non-root users. Well, I have not seen this screen and I don't know how to call it up manually.
I do have 'live' user, but that won't let me change passwords or do anything with www, which was the whole point of this set up in the first place.
Any suggestions welcome and appreciated.