i finished setting up linux on an extra computer for my friend, which was great. i love getting new people introduced to linux. anyway, i hit a bit of a snag. the computer is meant to be just as a simple browse the web and go onto aim thing. well i figured, it'd be easier for those ppl if it ran in single user mode, so they didn't have to log on anymore. so i set it to runlevel 1, and rebooted. upon reboot, it decided to do some nasty things. the problem is that i can't recall all of them. something about sending the processes the sighup signal, then it gave me a login prompt. the login prompt was different too though. looked normal, but it said..."blank" somewhere in it. like comp2 (blank) login:
it might have been something besides blank. but, it had the same idea...and was something that normally shouldn't have been there. so anyway, i log in using the regular username (root) and password that i set up. changed it to runlevel 4 for graphical login, so as to not run into this problem again. well, i logged out, and rebooted. now it doesn't let me log in at all! i've tried different combinations of uppercase and lowercase, leaving out letters and symbols and numbers...(perhaps i could've mistyped the first 4 times). anyway, i'm stumped. does going into single user mode change the password at all? there isn't anything needed on the computer, as it is a fresh install. i'd just like to find an easier way than reinstalling. the only thing i haven't tried yet, is changing inittab back to single user to see if it helps at all. comments? suggestions?
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