Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Peter Martin <pjmartin@×××××.ca>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Problems at reboot
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005 13:28:14
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Problems at reboot by Drake Donahue
Thanks very much.
I'm in.
I did have to go back and rerun passwd.


Drake Donahue wrote:

> the "password failed" events were pursuant to handbook section 8.c. ? > try: > login root > password whatever you were trying to enter and reenter when you saw > "password failed" > that failing try just hitting return key at password prompt > all failing boot cd, mount partitions at /mnt/gentoo /mnt/gentoo/boot > cd /mnt/gentoo > (section 6) > mount -t proc none /mnt/gentoo/proc > chroot /mnt/gentoo /bin/bash > env-update > source /etc/profile > (section 8.c Code Listing 22: Setting the root password) > passwd > {enter a password when prompted, preferably about 8 characters > including letters, numbers, and punctuation so it does not complain > about being too easy} > {reenter password when prompted} > [if you get failed, type passwd again and retry] > If you want root to be able to log on through the serial console, add > tts/0 to /etc/securetty: > Code Listing 23: Adding tts/0 to /etc/securetty > # echo "tts/0" >> /etc/securetty >
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