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Old 08-05-2005, 08:50 AM   #1
behi
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Problem Logging into a fresh Slackware install


Hi All,

I have just installed Slackware Linux 10.1 on Intel P4 based system. The installation went so smooth. I didnt have a problem with the always unsure step of installing the bootloader. (At least for me it was so difficult and i am trying to dual boot with WinXP here).

After I restarted the PC and tried to loggin, with the correct password for the 'root' account, all i see is some random quote and then i go back to LOGIN.

I tried using a wrong password to see what could happen, n it simply sends a wrong username or password message. That is fine.

But what do u think is the problem with the login. i see the welcome message but i cant go ahead and login. and I am sure it is not becuz of a wrong password. Help me here plz.

Thanks.
 
Old 08-05-2005, 10:34 AM   #2
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Hello! Welcome to LQ!

is this what it looks like?
(mybox is the name of the computer- your's might be different)
Code:
my box login: root
Password: 
Linux 2.4.26.
Last login: Thu Aug 4 *yadda yadda*
No mail.
"random quote"

root@mybox:~#
if it does (generally) then- can you type pwd or ls and get a printout? (to the screen) this is the commandline- to get to the gui, type startx

you should also, as soon as you are in, make a more secure underprivileged user. (you can really kill your system if you do everything as root.)

titanium_geek

Last edited by titanium_geek; 08-05-2005 at 10:36 AM.
 
Old 08-06-2005, 02:30 PM   #3
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Problem logging into a fresh Slack install

Thnx Titanium_geek for the quick reply.

In fact, the output is not like that. But after the random quote i have something like the login command.

Like in the case of ur system, i would have had :

login: root
Password:

and again the quote, and if i try to login again i would have the same thing. login again.

After i am at the root command prompt i would know what to do. If anyone could give a hand here, i would be grateful.

Thanks a lot.
 
Old 08-06-2005, 09:27 PM   #4
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ok, once you are at the command prompt, there is a bunch of stuff you can do. I suggest you try startx - this will start an interface that might be more intuitive. Also check out these sites:
http://shilo.is-a-geek.com/slack/
http://bookmarks.linuxquestions.org/?like=slackware

I don't understand your problem ? Once you login, perhaps you will get your login information displayed to you. However, can you tell me if typing ls <hit enter key> tells you anything, and post that output in this thread.

hope this helps.
titanium_geek

EDIT:
like I showed you my typical first screen, and you said yours was different, please post what it looks like.

Last edited by titanium_geek; 08-06-2005 at 09:29 PM.
 
Old 08-07-2005, 01:27 AM   #5
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Thanx again Titan*

The description of my problem seems to be very unclear as i gather from your two responses, may be i will have to rephrase it again.

The slack 10.1 install is complete, and i am dual booting with WinXP. The problem is when the bootloader shows the two OS's, and i select Linux to boot, the Slackware Linux boots up well but the problem is that i cannot loggin with the root username (also being the only username).
Everytime i loggin with the root username and password, i get the random quote and then it asks me to login again. So it seems i am in some kinda loop here. I login and again I am asked to login. That means i can't reach my command prompt that ends with the # sign.
I have something like this:

<code>
homepc login: root
Password:
Linux 2.4.26.
Last login: Thu Aug 4 *yadda yadda*
No mail.
"random quote"


homepc login: root
Password:
Linux 2.4.26.
Last login: Thu Aug 4 *yadda yadda*
No mail.
"random quote"


homepc login: root
Password:
</code>

So this is what i have, do u see it differently or i am still too vague and unclear.
 
Old 08-07-2005, 04:17 AM   #6
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Mmm the only problem that comes to my mind could be a bad installed package.
I remember to see this problem on the forum and once happened to me, but it wasn't after a fresh install but because I was toying with some packages. Try searching the forum to see if you can spot something usefull.
 
Old 08-07-2005, 04:01 PM   #7
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since you have just installed it, perhaps you could try a reinstall- I'm out of ideas here.

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