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Date:      Mon, 12 Oct 1998 18:38:17 +1000
From:      Sue Blake <>
To:        Michael Edwards <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: root password
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000101bdf5ae$3a6d5400$>; from Michael Edwards on Mon, Oct 12, 1998 at 12:02:08AM -0700
References:  <000101bdf5ae$3a6d5400$>

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On Mon, Oct 12, 1998 at 12:02:08AM -0700, 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!

You should be able to login as root and press enter instead of a password.
Then give root a password as soon as possible, write it down safely, and
create a user for yourself so you don't have to log in as root again.

But first, sort out a few of your mysteries here:
(a bit easy for you, but it has the what you want too)
(an entry point to resources available for new users)

Come back and ask if you get stuck or can't find something.



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