Can't login to Fedora

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    Can't login to Fedora

    I just installed Fedora Core 3... I know theres the 4th version out... but I can't log in... everytime I enter my username and password it says that the administrator has disabled my account..... can anyone help?

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    Have you forgotten you admin password too?
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    no... I know my admin password.... its pretty much the same as my username password... but how do I log in as admin? just username:admin and pass: my password?

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    username: root
    i seem to have GCC 3.3.4
    But how do i start it?
    I dont have a menu for it or anything.

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    ok... now I'm in under the username:root... what do I do about the username that I created durring setup?

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    while you are in root, open a shell and use the following command

    Code:
    passwd <username>
    where <username> would be your regular user account name that you cannot access right now. You will be promted for your new UNIX passord - enter it and then it you will be asked to enter it again - then you should be good to go.

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    in root, you have control over EVERYTHING...you can use root every time you log in, but it's dangerous.....one bad command and your system is wiped clean.....it's recommended that you only login as root when you need to.i suggest that you read up on file permissions and what not. people typically login in with their 'not-so-priviledged" user account for daily computing use. root is mainly for maintanence and what-nots. it will probably take some time to learn when you NEED to login as root, but that kind of knowledge comes with the knowledge of linux itself...don't worry though.... you can always use the command "su" to login as super-user
    Last edited by misplaced; 07-11-2005 at 04:46 AM.
    i seem to have GCC 3.3.4
    But how do i start it?
    I dont have a menu for it or anything.

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    ok soo... I did the
    Code:
    passwd <username>
    thing... and it still wouldn't let me in.... said something about my user folder being non existant?

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    You could try :

    adduser username //to readd your user

    then

    passwd //to set a password for the new user

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyroteh
    ok soo... I did the
    Code:
    passwd <username>
    thing... and it still wouldn't let me in.... said something about my user folder being non existant?
    well, did you create a user folder when you created your user? and did you create your user to use that folder?

    if not, login as root make a folder for your user account (if you didn't already do that), and use this command:
    Code:
    usermod -d <folder_you_just_created> <user_name>
    note: I've never used fedora before, but I think this is pretty much the same for most linux distros...
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    Am I doing this right? >>here<<
    Last edited by Pyroteh; 07-11-2005 at 08:12 PM.

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    No. You want the user to have a directory in /home. For example, if you wanted to make me a user with a directory:

    mkdir /home/confuted/
    adduser confuted
    passwd
    usermod -d /home/confuted confuted

    I think that's right.
    Away.

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    and that did it!!! hehe.. I don't have to login through root... ^.^ sweet thx guys!!

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    Now, save your files for the user (star office documents, jpgs, etc) in the user's directory in /home. Don't put them elsewhere.
    Away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by confuted
    Now, save your files for the user (star office documents, jpgs, etc) in the user's directory in /home. Don't put them elsewhere.

    yeah... I already figured that out hehe....

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