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Old 02-22-2017, 07:49 PM   #16
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You're right, I do not understand. Sorry. I am reading your issue like this:

1. You log in on tty1 as root
2. You type startxfce4
3. You go straight to the desktop without another login prompt

Is this not the sequence of events?

You actually understood it perfectly. When it used to work it was exactly like this.

1. I login on tty1 as root.
2. I type startxfce4 and instantly enter the desktop without another login prompt.

Now that it doesn`t work this happens:

1. I boot up my PC.
2. I attempt to login on tty1 as root.
3. When i login it says that my password is incorrect.


Oh and by the way.. should i be prompted to another login screen after tty1? Because I am not.

I am 100% sure that I am typing the password right because i checked it by typing the password on my username and there wasn`t any letters wrong.
I`ve tried to login as a normal user on tty1 and it says the password is incorrect. So is there any workarounds for this?
 
Old 02-23-2017, 10:55 AM   #17
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I don't mind removing arch as long as i don't need to format my ssd and reinstall windows.
This is one solution, if nothing else works.


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Often when users have trouble with Arch, it's because they didn't carefully follow the instructions step-by-step.
And this is likely why you are not successfully resetting the password as described in the Arch documentation.


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Oh and by the way.. should i be prompted to another login screen after tty1? Because I am not.
No.


You said in Post #1 that resetting with the chroot method failed. The Arch documentation also describes another method of resetting the password from the GRUB menu... did you try that? And for a third suggestion, the Arch documentation provides a link at the bottom with instructions on how to use a live Knoppix DVD/USB for the chroot method again. If you will carefully follow instructions, step-by-step, as snowpine noted, then one of these methods should work for you. Good luck!
 
Old 02-24-2017, 06:59 PM   #18
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I got it all sorted out!

Thanks for the help guys!!!
 
Old 02-24-2017, 07:23 PM   #19
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how?
since you got help from the community, now it's time to give back and share your solution.
others with similar problems will benefit when they find your thread.
 
Old 02-25-2017, 07:34 PM   #20
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I repaired the Windows 8.1 bootfiles from the install-CD.
As for arch, i simply reinstalled it. I couldn`t make the password reset using various methods.
If someone finds a method for that feel free to share it in this thread.
 
Old 02-26-2017, 04:51 AM   #21
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thanks for sharing the solution!
now if you would please also mark it solved (top of topic, blue bar => thread tools).


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As for arch, i simply reinstalled it. I couldn`t make the password reset using various methods.
If someone finds a method for that feel free to share it in this thread.
i still think that this is highly likely:
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It sounds like you may have glossed over the post-install recommendations about creating one (or more) user accounts. ... Often when users have trouble with Arch, it's because they didn't carefully follow the instructions step-by-step.
i hope you paid more attention this time.
the archwiki is very concise, esp. the installation instructions.
there is not one superfluous bit of information in it.
if it recommends something, it means: unless you have a very good reason for not doing it, you should do it.
 
  


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