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Old 01-05-2004, 01:10 AM   #1
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hmm cant log in (this could be a problem)

hmm ok so i put a installalation of a dirstro on my laptop and took out shadow password program and all stuff related to it (i have no need for it) i have a group and passwd config files that look like there in perfect condition, and everyhting boots up just fine, but agetty wont let me log on (i type in my username like it asks tehn it waits for like 30 seconds then it asks for my name again!, but it wont let me log in at all) any sugestions?
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Reinstall your system. =)
Old 01-05-2004, 07:12 PM   #3
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it doesnt ask for the passwd?
i have a feeling you didnt create a regular user account on your system during install.

when it asks for ur name , type in "root", and then give the passwd for root which u had hopefully set. after ur logged in as root, create a regular user for urself.
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Originally posted by chrisk5527
Reinstall your system. =)
Seriously, this isn't Windows. Reinstallation is always a last option, always, when using Linux. If your not going to post anything that might actually give alternatives or solutions to this problem, just skip it and go on to the next thread/post.

For the problem, try booting your system into single user mode to change root's password, etc. Or you can use some other form of a boot disk to change the password, etc. Usually distro's like Mandrake come with a rescue option on the cd's, you can possibly boot back into it and at the boot screen see if it has a rescue option.
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i require a passwd b4 it will let me log on? (i set it up kinda like the bootable cd i got were u dont need a passwd) ok i guess passwds use md5 ill go make one
Old 01-05-2004, 11:18 PM   #6
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ok i giv up aparently im missing the program "login" , sadly that program is needed and is in the package for shadow passwords (i dont need it cuse ill only be using single user on my laptop) ao im just gonna aviod this little problem by making /etc/inittab run /bin/bash --login instead of agetty (the bios can authenticate me anyway)


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