Red Hat Linux 8.0-help

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:( I have red hatlinux 8.0 installed and during booting
I come to a login screen and when I type in the login name ,the password field comes but I can't type anything as the keyboard becomes inactive and only the enter key works.After pressing the enter key it shows the login as incorrect and I am stuck here. The linux is the only OS on my PC.If I had to forget my login name or even my password for that matter ,then how do I proceed. If I had to reinstall linux then how do I go about doing it.
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not showing a password : linux :: showing *** for password : windows
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Didn't wanna loose the effect of that last post :-)

Its working fine, linux just doesn't show what your typing for the password, thats why the enter key works, so just type the password and hit enter.
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Also make sure your caps lock isn't on when you are typing, as passwords are case sensitive. Let us know if you figure it out, b_heyer was correct in that windows shows ****** when you type passwords and Linux shows nothing, making you think your keyboard isn't working when in fact its perfectly fine.
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I remember the old telnet days before I used local echo, to play MUDs and stuff, without local echo telnet never showed what you were typing so I would get scrambled messages that made no sense sometimes :)

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