Login Problem in Solaris 10

May 15, 2009 at 13:07:29
Specs: Solaris, 2048 MB
Help me pls...i ve downloaded solaris 10 x86 OS DVD from www.sun.com and installed it well in my laptop but after installation, before solaris starts, it asks for login and password on boot screen.
i donno what is it ? pls solve this problem...

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#1
May 19, 2009 at 06:12:05
Hi

You say Before solaris starts it asks for login id and password. It means it asks for your system password(which is enabled from BIOS in certain systems)
OR
if am wrong then, Are you able to enter into failsafe mode? If yes then remove the password from /etc/passwd and /etd/shadow.


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#2
May 19, 2009 at 12:56:59
Hitesh bro,
actually i'm completely new in solaris system..
so as u said to check my BIOS system whether is it enabled from there..so i will.

can u pls send me commands of FAILSAFE MODE to remove password and login.. step by step.

i will be thankful for u always...

thanks n regards


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#3
May 19, 2009 at 13:33:43
Do you mean that your actually booted to the CD and then went though all the install steps?

You should have put a password in at the install time. What did you type?

If you mean booted to the cd then use jack jack or jack opensolaris I think. Then run startx.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#4
May 20, 2009 at 03:39:16
Hi Imran

This is going to be a little tricky, so i would like to ask whether you have any knowledge of
1. Basic solaris commands like cat/more, cp, mv, init 6/reboot etc.
2. vi editor.
only then we can continue otherwise I would have to prepare some screenshots to make you do this.

Thanks
hitesh


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#5
May 20, 2009 at 12:20:11
Hitesh bro,
i tell u from starting ...iv downloaded solaris 10 x86 from www.sun.com and burned onto dvd...
then i start installing to my laptop (Toshiba-NB100)..
meantime while i was installing step by step, it asked host name where i put my name and asked about root password but i kept it empty..
so i keep going on and it was installed...

then after completion, it was asking for login name : and password:

i checked my BIOS sys. all settings but i never put any password..and as u told me to enter into FAILSAFE mode, i tried those commands but as i said i'm completly new in solaris...i dont even know what is S of solaris...

please help me out bro...just counting on u..i really wanna learn it.

thanks n regards.


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#6
May 21, 2009 at 03:02:05
Hi Imran

You said that you gave the hostname as your name and If I am not wrong, most probably you are loging in using that only.
That is you are using your name as login name.
Since hostname and login name are different you cannot login using your hostname.

By default root is created as the administrator of the system.
You can later on add other users but, root remains the admin and has all the rights.

Type root as login name and leave the password field blank.

If this does not work then, I will tell you how to remove the password.


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#7
May 21, 2009 at 10:35:14
no hitesh bro,
i tried..host name is Imran and t doesn't work on login..

its becoming too complicated...pls find out some way ...

i'm waiting..

thanks n regards..

make some screen shots or some commands...if u can pls


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#8
May 21, 2009 at 12:54:49
Start the install all over and use a user name along with a password.

Otherwise you'd have to boot to the live cd or install cd to fix it manually.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#9
May 22, 2009 at 04:06:54
Hi Imran

Ok then....seems like the only option now is to remove the encrypted password from shadow file only if it exists.

I think this site does not allow images to be uploaded so,
I have uploaded the file at 4shared.com and you can download it from there. Also i would like you to get familiar with vi editor.

Trust me you need to learn this before editing shadow file.

Link to the file
http://www.4shared.com/file/1070390...

Thanks
hitesh..


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#10
May 22, 2009 at 12:28:54
Thanks a lot hitesh bro,
let me try it and if ay probs comes i tell u...but really thanks again for all this..

regards,


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#11
May 24, 2009 at 05:19:50
hitesh bro,
thanks a million times 4 ur help..i really appreciate but actually those docs was to remove root password which i never put but anyway....

i need the help last time u dont mind ..... i wanna tell u clearly that i have laptop (TOSHIBA NB-100) so suggest me which unix OS will be best for it to install... coz i wanna run an application named BACKTRACK which can run into unix only...so suggest me....see the classification of my laptop and suggest me pls.....i'm waiting....

thanks n regards


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#12
May 25, 2009 at 03:09:18
Hi Imran

Don't mention it man I am here to help!!!! Rright from the start i was in a doubt that whether you had lost the password or it was something else.

For your other question....
As I have worked on solaris for I would always suggest Solaris 10. It's more powerful than any other Unix OS.

But you said you want to use BACKTRACK(I dont know much about it) which I guess was released by LINUX. So, what better than LINUX.


Thanks
HItesh


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#13
May 25, 2009 at 06:58:51
hitesh bro,
u said right that solaris 10 is the best one..thats why im after it...i again installed in my laptop and check deeply....it actually asked for (imran console login: and password:)
so as i think it ask 4 my console or my pc name....so how can i know it...do u have any idea...

sorry to bother u again n again..

thanks n regards,


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#14
May 25, 2009 at 07:00:19
hitesh bro,
u said right that solaris 10 is the best one..thats why im after it...i again installed in my laptop and check deeply....it actually asked for (imran console login: and password:)
i put my name as host so thats why it is imran console login...so as i think it ask my pc name....so how can i know it...do u have any idea...

sorry to bother u again n again..

thanks n regards,


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#15
May 26, 2009 at 03:27:39
Hi Imran

As you said it says "imran colsole login" You are right that here imran is the hostname (name of your system).

I guess now your system is working fine.....

For your question on how to know your hostname of the system, after you have logged right click --> open terminal type cat /etc/hosts at the prompt. or just type hostname at the prompt, you will have your hostname.

thanks


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#16
May 26, 2009 at 05:11:18
hi hitesh bro,
i will check it the command u gave me ....and u know there is one more thing....

solaris 10 is the huge and more functionable OS..and other side my laptop is TOSHIBA NB-100 which is mini laptop..so i think thats why its not running in my laptop...can u pls check solaris 10 runs in mini laptop also..

my laptop configuration are:
Intel Atom N720 processor 1.6 Ghz
2Gb RAM, 120 GB HDD

thanks n regards,


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#17
May 26, 2009 at 06:15:26
Hi Imran

Solaris 10 requires minimum 256MB RAM to atleast work properly in text mode although, SUN recommends 1024MB but you have more than that.

You are able to install the OS, that means OS supports the hardware you specified.

The problem lies somewhere else.

Follow the link to check whether you missed any steps while installation or If you wish can re-install using these sun docs.

http://www.sun.com/software/solaris...


Thanks


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#18
May 27, 2009 at 05:13:08
thanks hitesh bro,
pls do me one more favor....can u post me some good links to learn unix commands and tutorial guide for learning solaris, unix etc...coz as i told u in the beginning that i'm new in unix..pls post me tutorial for all these for learning.

thanks n regards


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#19
May 27, 2009 at 08:30:58
Hi Imran

Before learning Solaris you should be familiar with basic unix commands So, you either buy or download any book for basic unix commands....Google --- UNIX commands/basic unix commands
or
follow these -------
http://www.rain.org/~mkummel/unix.html
http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux...

Also go for
Solaris 10 System Administration --- by Bill Calkins.........
Its good for preparing for learning and exams.

Other links you can refer are....
http://www.joho.com/sun/ewtoc.html
http://docs.sun.com
http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/81...
(click the download this book in pdf link)

Thanks


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#20
May 27, 2009 at 14:29:15
Intel Atom N720 processor 1.6 Ghz
2Gb RAM, 120 GB HDD

Pretty sure that will run opensolaris/solaris just fine.


http://books.google.com/books?id=2E...

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#21
May 29, 2009 at 05:13:21
thanks u hitesh bro,

i found opensolaris cd image which runs fine to my laptop..

thanks for your help and for giving me time.

thanks n regards,
c u next time soon bro...

bye god bless u


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#22
July 21, 2009 at 08:37:54
I, too, am completely new to Solaris 10; however, I had the same logon problem and resolved it by using "root" as the User Name and the password I entered when reaching the root-password stage during install.

Hope this helps.

JMJsquared


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#23
December 19, 2010 at 06:19:43
Hi,

I am also getting the same problem. It neevr asked me to put user id but it asked me to set default password. which I set as "123". Now after installation of Solaris, its asking me for login name and password. Have you got any solution for that ?


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#24
March 9, 2011 at 00:48:41
all UNIX / LINUX flavours are having much security than other O/S's so that only it is asking for user name and password also it is mandatory in this type of O/S's.
By default user name is "root' password is what you have give at the time of installing O/S

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#25
April 3, 2011 at 13:37:41
type the username: root

and dont put a password


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#26
November 12, 2011 at 11:54:18
the username is root

the password is ACTUALLY that which you entered during installation - Yes, you may think that you never entered any password, but you actually did, its just that you forgot!

Check this out,

http://www.blastwave.org/docs/step-...

Otherwise the only other option you have is to start the installation all over again :)


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#27
January 6, 2012 at 10:55:04
Hi Hitesh,

seen ur helpfull posts.

each time when i boot the os, i am getting console login.

Koushik console login:
password:

given Koushik console login: root
and the password:

am then getting

sun solaris OS bla bla
#

and the prompt appears '#'

i need a desktop login. can u please help me to set desktop login as a default one.



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#28
January 30, 2012 at 18:47:57
I need help. I was installing Solaris 11 from cdrom and after the fist couple of screens we had a power outage. Now I'm being asked for a userid and password. Tried every thing I could think of. With out this userid and password I will not be able to do a boot cdrom to start over.

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