[CentOS] CentOS 4.8

Thu Feb 3 22:02:28 UTC 2011
David Brian Chait <dchait at invenda.com>

                The Centos install first asks for an administrative password and then as a part of the final configuration script, asks you to create a non-priv account. You do have a root acct, and you did declare a password. If you forgot what you might have used then boot into single user mode and change the root pwd.


From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Y. K. Liu
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 1:43 PM
To: centos at centos.org
Subject: [CentOS] CentOS 4.8


I installed CentOS 4.8 (not CentOS 5) on VMware Fusion using an ISO file I downloaded. During the installation, it asked me to enter a user name and its password. I tried to enter root for the user name, but it would not let me do that. So I had to enter a non-root user name.

So I did not have the root user name and password when the installation completed. I only had a non-privileged user name, and could not do any sudo work. How can I solve this problem?

I noticed that CentOS 5 (not the 4.8 I needed to install) asking to enter the password for root during the installation. But I need to install CentOS 4.8, not 5.

Thank you.
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