Default username created during a new installation of Linux?

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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.

Posted by: Vivek Gite

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  1. 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 [email protected]. choa

  2. 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

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