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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:20 pm 
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Finally Installed CentOS under VB, persnickety as it was about the password, I'm sure I got it right,, but it denies login, seems to happen with all Linux installs that won't let you get away with a simple PW!

Will try under Parallels later, but getting tired of paying for Parallels upgrades every time the CEO of Apple uses the toilet & comes back out with a new version of OSX that breaks everything again. :upset:

Anybody else have this happen or know a cure?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:40 am 
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You should be able to start in single user mode and change the root password, same as you can under OSX.

When I'm testing OSes I usually leave the password blank or use 1234, etc. on the initial account, so when I finally get around to starting it back up again to take a look at it I don't have to guess at the password.

As for password problems with CentOS, I don't recall any unique to it, but I don't currently use it.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:49 am 
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It demanded a complicated, at least 6 cur PW, needed letters, numbers, & other curs or wouldn't proceed, that for the single user advice! :)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:58 am 
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BTW, the procedure for changing the root password may differ from the steps taken under OSX. I just meant that single user is how you can change it, since single user basically logs you into the root account.

http://wiki.centos.org/TipsAndTricks/ResetRootPassword

It sounds like they implement SELinux, which basically helps harden a Linux install against a variety of attacks. Good for a publicly facing system or private system with a lot of sensitive data (like a database server full of customer credit cards)... but it can be painful for the average home user.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:56 am 
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Thanks once again MB. :)


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