We got stuck here when we are trying to run a Postgres server in our rental server. After getting the login information of the SSH connection and the root password, I immediately downloads the Postgres 8.3.5 for linux (the source) and I was supposed to install them by source.
However, when we are about to test it, it asks for the postgres password. The documentaion says that the password is the same as the postgres linux user password. I tried but I failed.
Now I’m trying to reinstall it again, deleting all the files and directories created.
it forced me to use again my old linux commands. The “ls”, “rm”, “mv”, “su” and everything. I hope it will work now. I’m currently working on it.