Password Problem in RH Linux ES

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I have a PowerEdge 2950 Server with Red Hat Linux ES version

I boot it up, and eventually it asks for a user name and password. But
I was
not given any user name or password.

I understand that I can boot with a CD and then create/edit the user
and the
associated password. What CD (I did not get one) and where do I get



Re: Password Problem in RH Linux ES

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Did you do the initial install on this system, or do you know the person who
did the install?

There will be at least one user defined to the system: the "root" user. The
installation would have asked for the entry of a password to be associated to
that root user. If you did the installation, or know the person who did the
installation, find out /that/ password, and you can log on as root.

Actually, check with whomever installed the system anyway. They probably set
up at least one user account for you, and they'll be able to tell you the
account name and password.

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Well, if you didn't get a CD, then how did you get the system installed on it?
Whoever installed the system will have the CD.

For that matter, you can probably use /any/ Linux bootable CD (say, the Ubuntu
trial CD) and create a user on your RH ES box.

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