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Date:      30 Jan 2004 08:53:39 -0500
From:      Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local@be-well.ilk.org>
To:        "chuck" <chuckepl@core.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: login
Message-ID:  <44ptd1y23g.fsf@be-well.ilk.org>
In-Reply-To: <000101c3e611$4aee0050$0100a8c0@dads>
References:  <000101c3e611$4aee0050$0100a8c0@dads>

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"chuck" <chuckepl@core.com> writes:

> Hi, I have freebsd 4.8 and finley got it installed but I can't get past the login.... When I installed it it asked for a password and I did enter one but it never seems to work.   I am running a HP Pavillion XE738.     I reinstalled 4 times but can't get past the login?

Did you create a user account?  
If not, the password you made belongs to the "root" account.
If you failed to create the password properly, then the root account
might still have a blank password (i.e., just hit return).

See the FreeBSD Handbook description of 
  "The Superuser Account"
    <http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/users-superuser.html>;
and 
  "Modifying Accounts"
    <http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/users-modifying.html>;



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