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Old 07-22-2011, 04:20 AM   #1
pawelch
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[gentoo:installation] unable to login with root


hi everyone,
there is a problem.
I downloaded Gentoo and burnt it on CD.
I did boot the livecd and the system passed starting stage and it recognised my hardware. After that, there is
livecd login prompt, and obviously I tried to use root and no password but it says login incorrect. This is what I did:
Code:
livecd login: root
Password: [hit enter here]
Login incorrect
Is there any standard password for livecd for Gentoo ? I tried something like 'root' 'gentoo' 'toor' but it does not help

Hmm any ideas here ?
 
Old 07-22-2011, 05:24 AM   #2
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If you are planning on toying with gentoo, you'd better get into the habit of reading the (excellent) provided doco.
I haven't touched gentoo in years, but the answer to this was quickly found in the (liveDVD) FAQ.
 
Old 07-22-2011, 05:35 AM   #3
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hmm...
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There is no password, so when you are asked for one, press Enter.
hmm... well.. I will look for something else then, because it seems similar to the first one above
 
Old 07-22-2011, 05:39 AM   #4
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Note I said the (liveDVD) FAQ
 
Old 07-22-2011, 05:46 AM   #5
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What is the point of reading LiveDVD if you follow steps from the website that tells you what to do and what to download and all of a sudden, you have to set up the password manually ?
anyway.. I have not found the solution in the faq, rather, it was on another forum.

Solution:

It's auto-scrambeled. So, we have to add it as an option while booting the system

Code:

Quote:
boot: gentoo passwd=root
Thanks for your involvement syg00!!

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