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Date:      Thu, 3 Oct 1996 10:15:52 -0400
From:      Dayton Clark <>
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In-Reply-To: <> (message from Andre Champagne on Wed, 02 Oct 1996 21:32:39 -0400)

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<.> Hello,
<.>           This might look stupid but I just installed FREEBSD 2.1 on my
<.> machine and it ask me a logon and password prompt.  When I installed it I
<.> didn't gave any logon name and didn't select any password.  Is there a way
<.> to override this or will I have to re-install everything.   Sorry for the
<.> question I'm a new user of this kind of operating system and I want to
<.> learn it.

Log in with username "root", there is no password initially.  Root is
the username for system administration.  The first thing you should do
is give root a password

		# passwd root

it will ask for the password twice.  Then create an account for

		# adduser

which is an interactive program to create new user accounts.  If you
are going to do the sysadm you should put yourself in the "wheel"

Logout as root and login as yourself.  Once you've done this, it is
prefered that you "su" to root ($ su root) when you need to do system
administration rather than logging in as root.


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