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Old 07-30-2004, 09:10 AM   #1
elnivo
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Hi everyone,

I have just installed LFS 5.0.
After rebooting, I have the prompt ' lfs login : '
but I can't login as root or with another user I created before and I have no message error.
After a few seconds the prompt appears again like if no user even root really exists for my LFS system.

Thanks in advance for help !

elnivo
 
Old 07-30-2004, 09:46 AM   #2
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when you installed the "shadow" program did you happen to invoke it??
IE............pwconv or
..............grpconv

you might need to go back into the host system and delete the shadow file and re-set roots password.............

quote from book
Quote:
Configuring Shadow

This package contains utilities to modify users' passwords, add or delete
users and groups, and the like. We're not going to explain what 'password
shadowing' means. A full explanation can be found in the doc/HOWTO file
within the unpacked Shadow source tree. There's one thing to keep in mind
if you decide to use Shadow support: programs that need to verify
passwords (for example xdm, ftp daemons, pop3 daemons) need to be
'shadow-compliant', that is they need to be able to work with shadowed
passwords.

To enable shadowed passwords, run the following command:

/usr/sbin/pwconv

And to enable shadowed group passwords, run the following command:

/usr/sbin/grpconv

Under normal circumstances, you won't have created any passwords yet.
However, if returning to this section to enable shadowing, you should
reset any current user passwords with the passwd command or any group
passwords with the gpasswd command.

Last edited by 320mb; 07-30-2004 at 09:52 AM.
 
Old 07-30-2004, 10:14 AM   #3
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Thanks for your answer !

But why do I need to delete the shadow file on the host system (not on the LFS system) ?
Because I have no trouble to log on my host system only on the LFS system.

After a chroot command, I delete the file /etc/shadow, I invoke /usr/sbin/pwconv, /usr/sbin/grpconv and passwd.
I reboot but I have always the same problem, I cannot login as root on my LFS system.
I edit the file /etc/passwd I can see the crypted password in. Is this ok ?

elnivo
 
Old 07-30-2004, 01:26 PM   #4
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I resolved this trouble by compiling and installing the package shadow-4.0.4.1, after trying many solutions.
I don't know why the package 4.0.3 didn't work on my system, I downloaded it and re-installing it 3 times but nothing has changed.

Thanks again for your help !

elnivo
 
  


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