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hi all, at last i have gentoo installed, only thing is, it wont let me login any suggestions? david...
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    cannot login /*SOLVED*/


    hi all,

    at last i have gentoo installed, only thing is, it wont let me login

    any suggestions?

    david

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    What happens when you try to login?
    Do you get incorrect password?

    Have you tried this using the Gentoo livecd?
    Boot up with it.
    mount /dev/hdxx /mnt/gentoo
    chroot /bin/bash /mnt/gentoo
    passwd
    for a new root password
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    hi bud,

    i haven't created a root password yet, i am trying as root with no pass and its not letting me in.

    thx

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    also, when inside the chroot i cant do useradd, groupadd etc either

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    You need to give a root password first.
    After chrooting, just do "passwd"
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    ok i'll try that

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    turns out i was missing stuff.

    i ran emerge system and updated the /etc files

    that done the trick

    thx all

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    could chroot /bin/bash /mnt/gentoo
    perhaps be chroot /mnt/gentoo /bin/bash ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by omeko
    could chroot /bin/bash /mnt/gentoo
    perhaps be chroot /mnt/gentoo /bin/bash ?
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