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jbvideo
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:10 am    Post subject: I'm Back Reply with quote

Hi
Well still ongoing on with Gentoo, I now have Gentoo on hard drive the proper way (well nearly) by installing Stage 3 and Portage-latest and compiling.
It boots in Grub2 ok but I then get stuck on this screen and unable to log on using password but it does show a username in the asterisks
Quote ''This is *****.unknown_domain (Linux x86_64 - 3.18.9-gentoo).
From what I have read I think its the etc/hosts file I need to set and un-comment some lines. Any help appreciated
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

You keyboard settings may have been different between the time (say en_GB instead or en_US making some special characters different, as your profile here says UK) you set up your password (running from the liveCD). At which point you DIDN'T see which password you actually typed. Make the test by booting from the liveCD, and then type your password and see if you see what you expected.

Do it also from your login screen and type your password in clear to be sure your keyboard is mapped as you expect.

/etc/hostname can just have the hostname and nothing else.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Thanks for reply, I don't think its my keyboard settings as I don't use any special characters for my passwd and it is kept short ATM.
It won't let me login when I get to the (This is xxxx.unknown_domain screen) shown in my first post which I am sure relates to the etc/host file which needs setting up correctly, but not sure how or if it can be bypassed.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:35 pm    Post subject: ><)))°€ Reply with quote

Teegrins and welcome, jbvideo!


What actually does happen when you do log in (or try your very best to)?

Do you get yelled about the password being incorrect?

Perhaps it would be advantageous to review the System Information part of the handbook. You can boot your system with your favourite SystemRescueCd (or live-cd/dvd\stick) and re-do your passwords and user account(s) if need be.

I don't imagine the “xxxx.unknown_domain” being an issue. If you wish, you can even remove the .unknown_domain part as described in the Networking Information section.

Might also want to check The Hosts File.


I hope this helps!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Chiitoo :)

Yes, I do you get yelled about the password being incorrect.
Thanks for your links/pointers I will get at them.
I don't really need the domain setup part at all but I must have set something up to look for it.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jbvideo,

Welcome back. We always knew you would come :)

Code:
*****.unknown_domain
is your host name, not a user name.

I have
Code:
NeddySeagoon_Static Login:
My .unknown_domain part is suppressed.
It only becomes a user name after you actually log in. There is no need to keep you hostname secret.

Unless you have set another keyboard layout, yoc keymap will be American.
That's OK if you have an American keyboard.

You will only have a root user so far, so enter root (in lower case) at the login prompt.
Enter your root password - you should have set this as part of your install, allowing for the American keymap.
When you enter your password there is no on screen feedback.

If you didn't set a password, you need to get back into your chroot and run the passwd command to set one.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Neddy
Thanks for for still being there, nearly out of printer paper now after an Easter spent on Gentoo reading and printing, but worth it, nearly there now, as you suggested entering root, then my password gave me terminal access (user ~ #)
How to proceed to GUI do I need to change Grub or another file to streamline the startup into GUI?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jbvideo,

Start by installing and testing Xorg. There is a guide on the wiki.

Your new install can do little beyond building more packages. Keep in mind that Gentoo provides two things
1) The packages you ask for.
2) The packages needed by the packages you ask for.

The converse is also true - if you have not installed a package yet you don't have it.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neddy
Many thanks, time for more reading/printing, i'll be back.
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