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I just spent a full day installing and configuring Sourcemage and a new kernel (2.6.11.2). And after I finished, I rebooted into SUSE and updated my menu.lst file so I ...
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    login problem


    I just spent a full day installing and configuring Sourcemage and a new kernel (2.6.11.2). And after I finished, I rebooted into SUSE and updated my menu.lst file so I would be using the new kernel. And when I typed root for my username, I received this error
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    PAM-securetty [3950]: Couldn't open /etc/securetty
    I am not even asked for a password.

    Your help is appreciated
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    Is this in SuSE os Sourcemage?
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    Sourcemage. The menu.lst file is in SUSE. No problems in SUSE
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    This is solved.

    I used my installation cd, and got to a shell. I used these commands.
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    mount /dev/hda5 /mnt/root
    chroot /mnt/root
    password=xxxxxxxx
    Then I rebooted the machine, logged in, and all is well.
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    Well I'm glad you have got it working again, chroot is very usful.
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    I was just entering the commands that the guy on forums.sourcemage.org said. I have no idea how chroot works, I amjust glad it did.
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