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Old 07-30-2003, 10:49 PM   #1
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Unhappy Minimal linux and login issues

I've been working on a minimal linux image for on a very small hard drive. Right now it's lilo loading a kernel on hda1, which then successfully loads a ramdisk on hda1 and uses it as root.

The issue is that when I try to log in it gives me an incorrect password error. I copied passwd and shadow from another computer, so I'm definitly typing in the right password...
Also, if I boot with my normal hd and then chroot to the ramdisk (mounted through loopback), bash and passwd tell me they can't identify my username. ID pegs me as uid 0 gid 0.

Any ideas?

Old 07-30-2003, 10:56 PM   #2
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can you log in as root?


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