Guest problem

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Guest problem

Post#1 by Mikedelaw1 » 09 Nov 2013, 08:59

I tried Porteus a while back (1.5 or 2.0 version, I can't remember) and stoped using it because the password for guest didn't worked. I used Lili Linux Creator and FAT ...

I tried Porteus 2.1 a couple of minutes ago (ext2, installed with Centos DVD) and - again - couldn't get into Guest. Password is not accepted ... New root password works fine ... I have changed guest password from root, but it is still not accepted. Screen goes dark for one second and then I am back into Login Screen.

Can I delete guest accound and make another one?

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Re: Guest problem

Post#2 by tome » 09 Nov 2013, 10:36

try grub4dos instead of lili or adduser command in terminal but new user has empty folder

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Re: Guest problem

Post#3 by fanthom » 09 Nov 2013, 21:07

@Mikedelaw1
works for me - i simply ran 'passwd' command as guest and after logging out i was able to login with new password.
which desktop are you using?
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Re: Guest problem

Post#4 by Mikedelaw1 » 15 Nov 2013, 08:49

LXDE. I am not that familiar with command line, so I only tried changing it through Porteus Settings Centre ...

I have downloaded Porteus and will try again ...

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Re: Guest problem

Post#5 by phhpro » 17 Nov 2013, 22:41

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Re: Guest problem

Post#6 by Mikedelaw1 » 03 Dec 2013, 10:32

If the root account works, guest should be OK, too - or did you mess-up the case? Default password is spelled all lowercase guest (might show on the upper right of the desktop)
I didn't.
You mentioned FAT. Does that mean, you ventured into installing a Linux system onto a DOS partition??? If so, I'd be rather interested to learn how on earth you managed to pull that one off
I didn't installed it. i used Lili (http://www.linuxliveusb.com/) to put Porteus on USB. A couple of clicks and it is done ... But it is true that Lili only supports 1.x version, and not 2.x.

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Re: Guest problem

Post#7 by phhpro » 04 Dec 2013, 03:32

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Re: Guest problem

Post#8 by Mikedelaw1 » 04 Dec 2013, 08:18

I didn't. I do not know how to do it that way ...

This time I put Porteus on USB (ext2, not FAT) using CentOS + executing sh Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com.

I will wait for the next version to appear and try again ...

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Re: Guest problem

Post#9 by donald » 04 Dec 2013, 13:49

Hi Mikedelaw1
could you please make another try, delete everything on your usb (or reformat)
and install porteus to your usb (ext2) from a porteus live-cd.
It always worked for me and so it should do for you.(hopefully)

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Re: Guest problem

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Re: Guest problem

Post#11 by Mikedelaw1 » 05 Dec 2013, 08:49

Many folks go for unetbootin.
Unetbootin crashes when I want to find the path of the iso. But if I enter the path manually, it works. Will try that ( or Universal USB Installer or YUMI).
As mentioned by donald, erasing your USB might solve the issue.
I always do that before I put a Distro on USB ...
If you are afraid of shells and command line stuff
Am not. I use it for basic commands only as I am new in Linux ...

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Re: Guest problem

Post#12 by donald » 05 Dec 2013, 13:56

@Mikedelaw1
Unetbootin crashes when I want to find the path of the iso. But if I enter the path manually, it works. Will try that ( or Universal USB Installer or YUMI).
I do not understand why you use 3rd party-tools.
The easiest and recommended way to install porteus is to boot a live-cd
and click the install-button.
This way only porteus is involved in the installation process and it should work.
Don't you have a CD-Rom?, any explanation?

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Re: Guest problem

Post#13 by brokenman » 05 Dec 2013, 20:38

You can install Porteus from within windows.

Unpack the ISO file. Place the contents onto your USB. Open the boot folder and 'run as administrator' the Porteus-for-windows.com script (real name may differ). Or even better use Donald's method above. You never know when you may need that original burned disk again.
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Re: Guest problem

Post#14 by phhpro » 05 Dec 2013, 21:56

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Re: Guest problem

Post#15 by Mikedelaw1 » 06 Dec 2013, 09:15

Don't you have a CD-Rom?, any explanation?
Too big pile of CD's with different Linux Distros on it ...
Unpack the ISO file. Place the contents onto your USB. Open the boot folder and 'run as administrator' the Porteus-for-windows.com script (real name may differ).
Thanx. Will save.dat help to wore USB down more that ext2 which is USB friendly file format?
Hasn't this been reported before elsewhere? I'm sure to have read about passwords not working.
Some guy made a remastered version of Porteus and installed it. Guest password was not working ...
When you built your ISO, you didn't change the passwords?
I didn't.

I have now downloaded another version with guest password already changed. Will try once again during weekend ... I have used FF rather that older version of Chrome this time ...

I think it is a faulty download since when I put another USB, file manager won't mount it, and when I take it out, Porteus crashes with infinite crash report filling the screen. Funny thing that I have downloaded Porteus more that five times and have always experienced the same two errors ...

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