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hello, Ive tried mount /dev/hda3 /mnt/gentoo, it says mount: only root can do that when i try passwd it says (current) UNIX password: I type root password used during install ...
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    hello, Ive tried mount /dev/hda3 /mnt/gentoo, it says mount: only root can do that

    when i try passwd it says (current) UNIX password: I type root password used during install and it reports passwd: Authentication token manipulation error

    any ideas what to try next appreciated

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    You need to switch user (su) to root.
    try this:
    Code:
    su
    <type root password used during install>

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    the command you are running, "passwd", is to change the password used by the user you are logged in as. It fails because the command is trying to set your password, but you are typing in the password of the root user. See "man passwd"

    If you fail to be able to run the "su" command, add yourself to the wheel group to give yourself permission:
    switch to fresh terminal with ctrl-alt-f2
    login as root
    gpasswd -a YOUR_USERNAME wheel

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