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Old 10-18-2003, 04:41 AM   #1
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Mandrake 7.0 : Login problem..


I've installed the 7.0 version on an old 486. My problem is that i cannot login as 'root' - my passwd is not accepted. To get full access, i have to log in as a normal user and then 'su'. It's not really a big problem, but it's bugging me!

I've not installed X, just plan to use the box to make LinuxFromScratch so i can learn how linux works. I'm very much a newbie
 
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To get full access, i have to log in as a normal user and then 'su'
An excellent security feature, this restriction. It's done by either MSEC or Bastille-Linux IIRC. When you've su'ed to root do "cat /etc/securetty". If it's empty or all is commented out, then root is not allowed to use any (pseudo)tty to log in. To allow root one do "echo tty1 >> /etc/securetty".
 
Old 10-26-2003, 08:57 AM   #3
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Talking Thanx

i'll try it on my home pc. it wasen't much of a problem, but trying to learn linux, i see even such small bumps in the road to be important to understand more about how it all works. thanx again

Problem fixed. ty

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