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Old 02-10-2004, 03:08 AM   #1
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Gentoo box fails to start after 'emerge -u world'

Hi all folks,

For unknown reason my Gentoo 1.4 box can't start after running 'emerge -u world' Login as ROOT does not need root-password (key in root-password popup invalid password) and can't login as USER.

Incidentally Fail-Safe can be started

cat /etc/fstab found following difference.

ReiserFS changed to xfs;
/dev/ROOT / xfs noatime 0 0

following line being added;
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0

Can I delete above line and change 'xfs' back to 'reiserfs' to fix starting problem?

# cat /etc/passwd

(USER/satimis not found there)

How to restore 'root-password' and re-add USER. Whether;

# /etc/passwd passwd


# /etc/passwd useradd

can solve my problem.

This test box without backup therefore I have to taking precaution on each step made.




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