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Date:      Mon, 12 Oct 1998 17:24:10 +1000 (EST)
From:      Jim Mock <jim@phrantic.phear.net>
To:        Michael Edwards <mike422@gte.net>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: root password
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.4.05.9810121721400.291-100000@rain.st0rm.com>
In-Reply-To: <000101bdf5ae$3a6d5400$3d0a12ac@medwards.feco.net>

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On Mon, 12 Oct 1998, Michael Edwards wrote:

> I just got through installing FreeBSD and I was told to reboot.  I get a
> login prompt, where do I go from here.  I know Unix, but I can't figure out
> how to setup user accounts.  Is there a default password for root, or was I
> supposed to setup the root user before I rebooted.  Any comments will help!
> 

When you get to the prompt, log in as root without a password, then use
passwd to set a password and use adduser to create user accounts.  You can
set a root password after the install and add users, but it doesn't really
make much difference.. unless you set the root password and forget it :) 

HTH,

Jim

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