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Old 04-23-2002, 10:15 PM   #1
jbhoo
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Adding the LFS user?


i typed in the commands to add the lfs user and when i added it it read that the password was( BAD PASSWORD : its way to short
retype new Unix password: ) so I type a new unix password and it reads
(Sorry passwords do not match) Whats up with that ??? if it dident like the first password why is it trying to match them ? I tried the first one again and of course that diden't work . What do I need to do? Now it asks for a password authentication the only two that I have given don't work .


OK OK I can su to the lfs user from root without it asking for a password but when I try from an unprivialeged user it asks for a password. so do I just su from root ? lfs user must not have a passwd asigned to it right?

Thanx for you guys putting up with me! I'm going to learn & build this system if it kills me. Even will indure the flames of the forums Ha Ha
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Acouple things I found out that might help someone else. My host system is mandrake 8.2 ,and when I added the new lfs user throught the commandline like the book says . mandrake or userdrake changed the directory from mnt/lfs to home/lfs whitch of course nulled the $LFS variable so it dident work. I would echo $LFS and get no directory. I thought what the F&^% and I changed it in userdrake to mnt/lfs and then re exported and now it echos.

Can someone suggest a more compatable distrobution to use as a host? One that will not Think for YOU!! I thought I was getting away from the windows op,s

Last edited by jbhoo; 04-24-2002 at 12:52 AM.
 
Old 04-23-2002, 10:47 PM   #2
lfslinux
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Re: Adding the LFS user?

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Originally posted by jbhoo
i typed in the commands to add the lfs user and when i added it it read that the password was( BAD PASSWORD : its way to short
retype new Unix password: ) so I type a new unix password and it reads
(Sorry passwords do not match) Whats up with that ??? if it dident like the first password why is it trying to match them ? I tried the first one again and of course that diden't work . What do I need to do? Now it asks for a password authentication the only two that I have given don't work .


OK OK I can su to the lfs user from root without it asking for a password but when I try from an unprivialeged user it asks for a password. so do I just su from root ? lfs user must not have a passwd asigned to it right?

Thanx for you guys putting up with me! I'm going to learn & build this system if it kills me. Even will indure the flames of the forums Ha Ha
If you're sure that you re-typed the password identically to the first time, then blame your distribution. It's most likely set to some high security setting where it will not allow you to enter short/simple passwords. Come up with a better password, mix letters and numbers and try 8 characters or more.
 
Old 04-23-2002, 11:35 PM   #3
jbhoo
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Figured it out !! I Cheated and used the gui userdrake and deleted the lfs user and started over. I'm trying to do everything from the comandline. P.S yes this distro wants to use more complex passwd,s

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