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cooliasto
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:49 am    Post subject: New gentoo install stuck at login.... Reply with quote

I got really hyped up when i got lilo running and forgot to make a username and password, i was always logging into ssh with root and a password i created for it. Now I'm stuck at the login prompt and cant seem to login.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to chroot again from another media and set the password.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jaglover wrote:
You need to chroot again from another media and set the password.

could i use the gentoo installation cd?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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could i use the gentoo installation cd?


Yes, but it's good to keep a copy of this around. It boots faster and has other usefull utilities as well. I use it all the time for installs now. I like to read the docs in firefox on XFCE while cutting and pasting commands in a terminal.

Just boot either the SysrescueCD or the Gentoo LiveDVD, switch to a terminal and chroot. When in the chroot, use 'passwd' to set passwords for root and your ordinary users.
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