[CentOS] Drupal installation

Sat Jul 25 15:42:11 UTC 2009
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

Timothy Murphy wrote
> I am told after jumping through several hoops
> "Congratulations, Drupal has been successfully installed.
> Please review the messages above before continuing on to your new site."
> I removed write permissions from /etc/drupal/default/settings.php
> as suggested, and click on "your new site",
> which takes me to <http://www.gayleard.com/drupal/>,
> where I am invited to login.
> I do not recall ever being asked for a drupal username or password,
> except for those I gave for the drupal database.
> But when I give these I am told,
> "Sorry, unrecognized username or password. 
> Have you forgotten your password?"
> On clicking on the last sentence
> I am asked for my username or email address.
> I don't recall ever giving an email address for drupal,
> but I give one now, and click on "Email new password".

IIRC, when you first install it, you register a new account and this 
account #1 becomes the 'webmaster' account with master privileges.  I 
often call it webmaster.

if you're not getting email notifications, its possible you don't have 
email delivery setup correctly on this machine?

fwiw, i'm running several drupal sites, notably
http://astronomy.santa-cruz.ca.us/ and http://troop604.org/