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Thread: Name & login chosen during step 4 not working after install

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    coconutpi NNTP User

    Default Name & login chosen during step 4 not working after install

    Hi, I'm installing Suse 11.1 on a scsi drive and I'm dual booting windows 7 on another drive.

    The installation seems to be going well until it comes time to do the initial login, and it tells me that the password is invalid. I have wiped and reinstalled this many times with the same result. I use the same login names and passwords I created during step 4, but it doesn't do anything except tell me that the password is invalid. I know that the login info is exactly the same as I created in step 4, but it doesn't recognize it after the install.

    I've been using the KDE install, but maybe I'll try the GNOME and see if that has a different result.

    Any info would be much appreciated, thanks in advance!

    Regards,
    TheNut

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    Default Re: Name & login chosen during step 4 not working after inst

    Hi,

    This happens to me when I install onto a flash disk. You'll have to recreate your user id and password.

    Log in as root (NOTE: NEVER LOG IN AS ROOT ANY OTHER TIME. THIS IS A ONE TIME INSTANCE AND YOU'LL BEING DOING ONE SPECIFIC THING THEN LOGGING OUT), then after the gui comes up click the application launcher (k-icon or green openSUSE lizard) then click Computer, then click Yast (Administrator Settings). Click on Security and Users. Click on User and Group Management. If there's no user there, click add and recreate your user id just as you did with the initial install. Make sure to set yourself in the right groups too. Then click ok and log out. Try logging in with the newly made user.

    If there is a user already in that list then change the password and try to log in. You can then change it back when you get logged in as that user.

    Good Luck,

    Ian
    Laptop: Dell Inspiron E1505 | OpenSUSE 12.1/Windows Vista | KDE | Intel CPU T2050 1.6 GHz | Intel 945GM | 3.2GB RAM
    Box: OpenSUSE 12.1/Windows 7 | KDE | Intel Core 2 Quad 8300 2.5GHz/core | nVidia Geforce 9500GT 1GB| 4 GB RAM

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    coconutpi NNTP User

    Default Re: Name & login chosen during step 4 not working after inst

    Thanks, for the info. I had success in choosing GNOME rather than KDE, I don't know why that would make a difference but apparently it did. I noticed that a lot of Operating systems don't seem to like my SCSI drive & adapter. Windows Vista and 7 don't see it unless I download the drivers for it, and Mandriva wouldn't boot up on it, Ubuntu kind of did, but the bootloader wouldn't see the Windows 7. Suse is the only succcessful install so far in this configuration. Thanks again.

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    coconutpi NNTP User

    Default Re: Name & login chosen during step 4 not working after inst

    I also noticed that when it booted into GNOME it bypassed the whole login altogether. I guess I'll have to get used to GNOME, which is okay, at least I finally got SUSE loaded on here.

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    Default Re: Name & login chosen during step 4 not working after inst

    Hmmm....

    Well you change whether or not you want the login screen when you boot up by going to Yast>Security and Users>User and Group Management and then find the Expert Options button and choose login settings.

    Take Care,

    Ian
    Laptop: Dell Inspiron E1505 | OpenSUSE 12.1/Windows Vista | KDE | Intel CPU T2050 1.6 GHz | Intel 945GM | 3.2GB RAM
    Box: OpenSUSE 12.1/Windows 7 | KDE | Intel Core 2 Quad 8300 2.5GHz/core | nVidia Geforce 9500GT 1GB| 4 GB RAM

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