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23rd December 2004, 02:16 AM
I have installed Fedora 3 but i get no user account option and i can't login......If anyone could help me i would be greatful

23rd December 2004, 02:32 AM
can you give us more details as to what do u mean by
no user account option i am pretty sure u must have created at least the root account

23rd December 2004, 02:42 AM
if you have the default boot loader which is grub you can specify some options to help you out.

when you see the grub bootloader:
-hit 'e' for edit
-add ' single' to the boot option (at the end of the line)
-press 'b' for boot

you get to the shell as root without having to give a password

- adduser newusername_or_whatever
- passwd newusername_or_whatever


if you have lilo just type 'linux single' on the lilo command line and you will also boot into the root account

23rd December 2004, 03:01 AM
Can you loing at the prompt by typing: root and using root's password, if so create your users account but very odd that fedora did not prompt you to create a user account after installation.

23rd December 2004, 03:23 AM
Something else that can you could do is when you have the login manager up, just hit ' ctrl-alt-F1 ' and login in as root and create your user and password. Then hit ' ctrl-alt-F7 ' to get back to the login manager and try the new user. I may not display. It may not work unless you do a reboot.