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Author Topic: 5.9 Gold. Only Root can log in  (Read 2192 times)

boilertech

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5.9 Gold. Only Root can log in
« on: January 17, 2008, 03:44:53 pm »

No user except for Root can log in.
I even tried to create a new user. If I try to log in as a user It just reloads the login window. What can I do?
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Re: 5.9 Gold. Only Root can log in
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2008, 03:59:31 pm »

check your free disk space
try to login as user from console and run startx
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Re: 5.9 Gold. Only Root can log in
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2008, 04:00:56 pm »

You must have done something wrong during the install process where you create a non-root user. OK - login as root (linux-tui) then run "vasm". Then choose USER, ADD and go through the process.
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Re: 5.9 Gold. Only Root can log in
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2008, 04:02:31 pm »

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check your free disk space
Damn you are right.... Wheres all the space LOL. Thanks!

Is there a way I can "move" 5.9 Gold from /dev/sda7 to /dev/sda1 ? /dev/sda1 has 5.8 soho (if that matters)
« Last Edit: January 17, 2008, 04:05:49 pm by boilertech »
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Re: 5.9 Gold. Only Root can log in
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2008, 05:02:48 pm »

dd if=/dev/sda7 of=/dev/sda1 bs=4096 notrunc

that should work, but I've never tried it and if something goes wrong /dev/sda1 is toast. You would have to reload onto sda1. dd is very powerful but very dangerous if done incorrectly. Make sure also both of those partitions are unmounted before you do that command. If you use lilo you will have to fix /etc/lilo.conf as appropriate and rerun lilo.
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Re: 5.9 Gold. Only Root can log in
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2008, 02:41:19 am »

Better make some backups before playing around with dd.
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