F10 and Gnome - not root login

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Tue Jan 27 20:59:20 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-01-27 at 12:48 -0800, Aldo Foot wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 11:46 AM, Gene Heskett <gene.heskett at verizon.net> wrote:
> >>> Just to be clear. After the installation is complete you reboot. During
> >>> that reboot you are asked to setup a user account. Did that not happen
> >>> to you.
> >>
> >>Nope. It never did, hence the puzzle.
> >>I'm burning a new DVD right now.
> >>
> >>~af
> >
> > FWIW, this is NOT an isolated case.  I've installed F10 twice on one box now,
> > and both installs did that to me.  Not allowed a root login, but it never
> > asked for a user to be setup.  So I installed again, and again it failed to
> > ask for a user to be setup.  I didn't try a 3rd time on that box, plugging in
> > a Mint Linux dvd instead, but that release everybody was having orgasms over
> > wasn't anywhere near ready for prime time.
> >
> > That box now has ubuntu-8.04 LTS on it, but it may wind up with 6.06 LTS
> > simply because the newer X has 1 second or more in lags the screen update,
> > and for emc, that is very much _not_ a tolerable thing.
> I burned a dvd this morning and used it to install F10. The install
> went fine and this
> time the problem went away completely. Firstboot ran as expected. I created a
> regular user account, logged in, ran updates, etc...
> One has to wonder, what are the odds that two different people had
> some weird dvd.
> As a side note: I had created the "problem" dvd I used previously on
> 12/04/08 ( I dated it),
> and that was a few days after the mainstream release on late November.
I don't think that the DVD.iso changed from the original release date.

I do think that Gene is not a typical user. In fact, I suspect that
experienced Linux users will do different things that might subvert the
firstboot process, perhaps switch to a virtual console at startup or
boot immediately to runlevel 1 to 'fix' things, perhaps move files from
another /home directory and just generally tinker with things
like /etc/fstab and switching runlevels or rebooting without
anticipation of the firstboot process.


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