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Date:      Mon, 12 Oct 1998 10:29:58 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Spike Gronim <spork@ix.netcom.com>
To:        Michael Edwards <mike422@gte.net>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: root password
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.3.96.981012102722.266C-100000@PigStuy.dyn.ml.org>
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!

If you didn't set it during installation (you had the option to) your root
passowrd us "<ENTER>", so just type "root" and hit enter. (It might be a
good idea to change that... type "passwd" to do it). Users are added with
"adduser", you should make a non-superuser account so you don't accidently
mess things up as root. If you can't remember your root password and it
isn't just enter, there is a way of getting it (I won't go in to it now,
but if this is the case ask and I'll mail it to you). You should probably
go to www.freebsd.org and look at the handbook. Enjoy your new FreeBSD
system!

> 
> Thanks,
> 
> M. Edwards
> 
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