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Re: [opensuse] Default suse 10.2 user / pass? (text only setup)
  • From: jbrave <onephatcat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 11:34:10 -0700
  • Message-id: <4693D122.9020501@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
The install completed, then it rebooted and came up with a text screen,

"welcome to opensuse 10.2 (i586) - Kernel (tty1)."

and "Linux login:"

If I type "root" and hit enter, I get "login incorrect", it doesn't ask me for a password. If I type anything else, it asks me for a password. There must be some default user else why would it ask me for a username and password.

I did a google search and found some other people who had encountered the exact same thing, but nobody had answered their questions either. Please, if someone has actually encountered this and has solved the problem, can you post your solution, or if it is not solvable, let me know, I'll find another box to install on.



joe wrote:
jbrave wrote:
Hi, just installing Suse 10.2 on a box for the first time. (an old
celeron 450). The installer would not run with a gui, it used a
text-only install. After the isntall, the system booted to a text prompt
"linux login:"

There was never ever in the process a request that I create a username
or password.

What is the default username and password? A google search turned up
Admin  and opensuse as the password. Nope. Admin may be the username.

There is no "Admin" on unix, and there is no default password. The unix
superuser account is root, and at some point during the install, the suse
installer will ask you to type the password that you want  to assign to root.

If you never got to that point, perhaps you didn't ever finish the install. It
does boot after the base system is installed, then comes up to finish the
install with things like root password, network configuration etc.


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