How to enter the password via the console

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    • How to enter the password via the console

      This seems like a very odd problem to me. I want to access OMV via my monitor and keyboard, because I can't seem to get in through the Web GUI, and the router is not finding the NAS. Mostly, I want to make sure I have the IP Address I think I have. For a while I was trying to use "admin" for the user, and then I found the information here that I need to use "root". Okay, so far. But then, when it asks me for the password, as I type, NOTHING appears on the screen. I know it's not supposed to show the password, but normally as you type, you will see something like **********. I see nothing, and the cursor doesn't move as I type. I also have the problem of being unsure how I left the password situation when I installed, so this is really confusing.

      IS THIS NORMAL? Should the password field show nothing at all as I type? If I put in the correct password, will is suddenly allow me in?

      Thanks,
      Michael
    • It took me a little while to get in, because stupidly, I hadn't written down the password I chose. It was one I've used before, but I forgot that this time I chose not to use a capital first letter (on the advice of someone that Linux does not like capitals.) So it took a while for me to try that. In any case, I'm in. Thanks for your help!

      Yes, I'll draft a formal letter of complaint to Linus... ^^
    • gderf wrote:

      MPPurcell wrote:

      I chose not to use a capital first letter (on the advice of someone that Linux does not like capitals.)
      How did that "someone" ever come up with that idea?
      Hey, what do I know? I've been a Windows guy for 36 years (not a pro, but you learn a lot over that period dealing with stuff just as a home user with a little bit of networking experience.) So this whole linux world is strange to me. It's hard to sort out what advice to listen to sometimes.

      Thanks again, everyone, for your help with what turned out a very simple problem complicated by ridiculously small stuff!
    • MPPurcell wrote:

      I've been a Windows guy for 36 years
      Windows 1.0 came out 33 years ago :)
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    • MPPurcell wrote:

      I think it would have been 1986, so it's 32 years. Sorry about that.
      Just pickin on you :) I used dos and cp/m until Windows 3.1 came out. Even then, I still mainly used dos until Windows NT 4 came out. But then in 1998, I discovered this wonderful thing called Linux (Redhat 4) and have never turned back.
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