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Date:      Mon, 29 Dec 2003 08:52:43 -0500
From:      "fbsd_user" <>
To:        "F. D. Williams" <>, <>
Subject:   RE: login ID and Password Problems
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <002c01c3cdd2$65dc0490$0200a8c0@xp1200>

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I understand your frustration. But your post is poorly written when
it comes to describing your problem. It almost sounds like you have
never used an Unix like operating system before. For your info,
during the install process you are asked to enter the password to be
used for the root account.  'root' is the master/god like powered
account used to configure the operating system. That's the account
you should be using to gain access to you newly installed system the
first time.

When the system finishes booting there is the login prompt, you
should respond
with  the word   root   and for the password try purdue112 or
whatever  password you entered during the install.

Why don't you repost and this time explain to the readers how you
got this
GIVEN LOGIN:  koolfd
PASSWORD:  fdwill4u2

It would go along way to understanding just how much of an newbe you

Check this out for some helpful reading

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of F. D.
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 1:10 AM
Subject: login ID and Password Problems

For  six and nights almost non-stop, I've loaded and unloaded
(formatted the HDD) due to some bug (s) of sorts in this program.
Even through the Christmas holidays I've been busy with FreeBSD v5.1
and at the current moment this problem still persists.
This login/password business really sucks.  More than 80 hours at
this installation has produced nothing but a headache.
The current prompt reading  at the console shows the
Dec 28 23:51:41 login:  5 LOGIN FAILURES ON

GIVEN LOGIN:  koolfd
PASSWORD:  fdwill4u2
After all this time spent at this installation, I am beginning to
have second thoughts about this software.
When I reboot the system it goes right into the program and pauses
at the six options screen, where I would normally type in the
correct digit to continue the boot process.
All hell breaks loose right at the login prompt.  Moreover, when I
go into the program to change the settings, it says that the item
has not be initialized, i.e., it will not allow any changes to the
password, etc.
I have never, ever, spent as much time as this with an install.
What's up?
I made a purchase at CompUSA a fews days ago and saw a copy of this
program on the shelf..$59.95.
Why should it buy this product off the shelf, only to be confronted
with the current (login) problem?

If you have a solution to this login problem, I will continue the
process of getting it to work.  However, the clock on the wall says
time  is running out.
Furthermore, I really don't know what the program looks like.  Until
it is configured correctly and booting, I have the faintest idea
what it looks like.
Originally, I thought the real problem was with the four HDDs
attached to the system.  With that many drives attached, it posed a
problem for me because I could hardly identify the correct one for
the install.  With your disk id scheme, I decided to unplug three of
the drives and use a single one, which proved to be less confusing.

As a new user of this system, it has been a tremendous undertaking
working with this program.  Everything is new and different, as
opposed to MS-DOS/Windows.  Nevertheless, as a new comer, I find the
program very interesting.
I would appreciate any suggestions in resolving this login/password

Thanks in advance

Flem D. Williams
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