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Old 06-01-2004, 02:44 AM   #1
Registered: Oct 2003
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login reprompts me instead of logging in

I know that my hostname and domainname are correct....I think it may be something with my login manager....but in either case

after initial boot with Gentoo (think slack/deb) it prompts me for a login at the terminal, nothing strange, "login to at ([IP]) [time] etc"

I type root, then my password...then it just drops a couple lines and redisplays the login doesn't give me any "Incorrect login" or anything, it just drops a new prompt....I can't figure it out...and I'm not exactly a n00b....anyone have an idea?

I only posted in the n00b forum cuz this is prolly a basic problem that I've just never encountered, and is more likely to catch attention here than elsewhere.
Old 06-01-2004, 05:29 AM   #2
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1. Are you booting level 3 (to command line) or using xdm, kdm, gdm or any other gui login? If so, edit /etc/inittab to use that by booting the install CD or other live CD, then mount the partition that contains /etc, then edit and save.
2. If you didn't set a password during install, just press enter, then set it.

You could boot a live or the install CD, mount your partitions and read /var/log/messages (or whatever the logger you picked writes for hints.

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