I've been using vmware for a long time, thought it would be good to get exposure to how other virtualization products work. So I grabbed a box and installed parallels baremetal 5 on it. Install went smooth, after one minor glitch with the gui install, the display was nothing but lines... so I chose text-based install. Ran through the rest of the install fine, it completed, and I was able to connect, and get the parallels managment console from the web page. Heres where the problems start... So using root, and the password I supplied durring install, It would not connect from the managment console. So I tried logging in from the console, still won't work. tried every combination of admin, super, user, administrator I could think of, and no joy I searched the forum, and the web for a couple hours, found nothing, and I even read the manual... OK, so maybe I screwed up during the install, had my fingers in the wrong place, and didn't type the original password right, so I install it again, wiping everything already there... And again, same issue. What is going on here ? I'd like to get some knowledge about parallels for work, but this has me ready to load vmware back on it, and be done with it.