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[gNewSense-users] can't get root

From: Bill McConnaughey
Subject: [gNewSense-users] can't get root
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2007 15:17:19 -0600 (CST)

I installed gNewSense 1.0 without apparent problems.  But I can't log in 
as root.  Should I have given "root" when it asked for a user name during 
the installation?  What can I do about it now?

I did the installation on one system and then tried to connect the hard
disk to an older machine.  I got Grub error 18 (selected cylinder exceeds
the maximum supported by bios).  Is it possible to do an installation on
that machine?

On my first attempt to install, on a 2.1 GB disk, it got 75% of the way 
there and **then** said the disk is full.  How about putting a little file 
about minimum system requirements in your download directory?  Also, the 
first CD that I burned would get half-way through installation and then 
hang.  It turned out there was a bad sector.  A diagnostic would have been 

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