Default username created during a new installation of Linux?

by on July 8, 2006 · 5 comments· LAST UPDATED July 8, 2006


Q. I am new to Linux. After installing Fedora Core 4, it is prompting for username and password at GUI window Login screen. I don’t want to install Linux again. What is the default username created during a new installation of Fedora Core Linux?

A. It is created for system admin account called root and the password you entered during installation is for root user.

Username: root
Password: Password you entered during installation.

If you forgot password just follow these instruction to reset root password.

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1 wamdeo December 10, 2008 at 5:22 pm

i just bought an acer desktop with a linux limpus os installed on it. every time i try to boot the system it asks me for a user name and password which i consider weird. can anyone help me with it pls. my mail is choa


2 silverx January 1, 2009 at 9:18 am

Thanks brother i was facing same problem Now its okkkkkkkkkkkkk


3 nadeem July 20, 2011 at 5:19 am

how many default users are created during linux installation?.


4 Charles April 4, 2012 at 8:24 am

i am trying to install ubuntu in myserver , it asks for the host name which is automatated, after this it says i must login-i do that but the problem comes to when i click the @ it does not respond thus leading to login failure. help


5 zubair October 6, 2014 at 6:49 pm



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