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Re: F10 and Gnome - not root login



On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 4:59 PM, Rick Stevens <ricks nerd com> wrote:
> Aldo Foot wrote:
>>
>> On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 4:24 PM, Steve Searle <steve stevesearle com>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Around 12:18am on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 (UK time), Aldo Foot
>>> scrawled:
>>>
>>>> But now, seriously, how I'm I supposed to log in at the desktop when I
>>>> was not
>>>> offered the chance to create a regular user account during the
>>>> installation?
>>>
>>> Firstboot will ask you to set up a user account.  Did you bypass this?
>>>
>>> Steve
>>
>> I never saw the firstboot routine.
>> I actually did the install *twice* thinking that I had missed that, but
>> no.
>> That's why I'm puzzled.
>
> Were these raw, fresh installs (where the filesystems were initialized)?
> If they were upgrades, then the /etc/sysconfig/firstboot was probably
> configured from the last install and firstboot wouldn't run.
>
> Easiest way, boot in single user mode from grub and
>
>        # rm -f /etc/sysconfig/firstboot

The file was not there. But he firstboot package is installed though as well
as the init script /etc/init.d/firstboot.
I'll go trough the install with the latest released production ISO and see what
I get. My gut tells me the problem is with the DVD I used.

~af


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