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Old 03-05-2006, 06:23 PM   #1
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Gentoo how to log in?

Top of the morning all,

I've just install Gentoo from the 2006.0 x86 LiveCD, after the install is complete and I try to reboot I am presented with localhost login and password, which I do not know.

What did I do wrong or how would I go about correcting this? I cannot seem to get around it.

Old 03-05-2006, 06:50 PM   #2
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If you finish reading the gentoo handbook you will be told to log in as root (the passwd you changed in the install process), and create a user account for yourself. If I remember off-hand this is in the second or third to last section of the handbook.


Old 03-05-2006, 07:00 PM   #3
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I'm sorry, but I am still not getting it. When I am promped for localhost and password, I am supposed to enter sudo su -?

I enterd a user account and set the password, though when the install completed it stated that the user account failed to be created.

Old 03-06-2006, 12:54 AM   #4
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If you can't login as a normal user, try to login as root.

Once you have done that you can create a new user account

# useradd -m -G users eric
# passwd eric
New passwd:
Re-enter passwd


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