I'm new to using linux, but am very interested in using it. i completed the installation process with the Mandrake CD's and let the computer reboot. when the login dialog appeared...i tried the username and password i thought i had set up. the user was never created. after that i tried to login as root...that worked, but after the login dialog disspears, the screen turns red (i was told this was normal) but the computer does nothing after this. I restarted into failsafe mode, and by using the command prompt, along with some directions i found online, i believe i added a user...but when i tried to normally log on as that user, it didnt work. Any idea's why i cant logon, or any ideas to fix this problem...anything will help Thanks