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Re: Guest problem

Post#16 by phhpro » 06 Dec 2013, 23:02

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Re: Guest problem

Post#17 by tome » 07 Dec 2013, 23:26

use passwd (it is very easy), maybe psc creates passwords file (shadow) with incorrect permissions.

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Re: Guest problem

Post#18 by phhpro » 08 Dec 2013, 04:14

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Re: Guest problem

Post#19 by tome » 08 Dec 2013, 07:42

now tested. I was wrong with suggestion of wrong permissions, so maybe another keyboard layout for login screen (alt shift, numlock?)
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How about getting some info about the USB brand, model? There's some rather faulty stuff out there. Hacking your way into the _default_ account via passwd over-ride is certainly no solution. Myself am randomly booting into a black screen (viewtopic.php?f=126&t=2837); and although you suggested a cheat for it
do test without usb for example: copy2ram base_only or copy your Porteus (base folder) from usb to disk (the same path) and eventually rename your base on USB to base-noload (to be sure you are using harddrive) and boot it as usual - then you should know if there is a problem with usb or with your hardware.

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Re: Guest problem

Post#20 by brokenman » 08 Dec 2013, 14:37

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No, you are correct in thayt Cent has nothing to do with windoze but some information from Mikedelaw gave me the impression that he has access to windows and is comfortable in it. So i bit my tongue, apologized to the gods of linux and went forth.

Thanx. Will save.dat help to wore USB down more that ext2 which is USB friendly file format?
After other discussions i have concluded that the file system doesn't really matter. The extra read/writes you use for journaling in the ext3+ filesystems are negligent and will not prolong the life of your USB for any significant gain (unless you are using SSD hardware). Moores law allows for space in this regard and i am more likely to lose or buy another usb device before it runs out of life (i am still using a CF card from 8 years ago) after which they will be triple the memory and half the price.

In theory, the save.dat container together with the changes=exit cheatcode could prolong the life of your device as there are minimal writes to the device. I would, however, always recommend using a native linux file system wherever possible when using linux.
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Re: Guest problem

Post#21 by francois » 08 Dec 2013, 21:01

Mikedelaw1 wrote: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 ...
No need to download. Try password change instead the short way. Password change is easier in cli mode:

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guest@porteus:/$ su root
Password: 
root@porteus:/# passwd guest
Changing password for guest
Enter the new password (minimum of 5 characters)
Please use a combination of upper and lower case letters and numbers.
New password: 
Bad password: too short.  
Warning: weak password (enter it again to use it anyway).
New password: 
Re-enter new password: 
passwd: password changed.
root@porteus:/# exit
exit
guest@porteus:/$
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Re: Guest problem

Post#22 by phhpro » 09 Dec 2013, 00:54

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Re: Guest problem

Post#23 by donald » 09 Dec 2013, 01:55

@phhpro
Many thoughts about all possibilities here.
What i read is that he used Centos DVD,Lili Linux Creator,Unetbootin,Will try Universal USB Installer or YUMI,
but not a single Word that he did it the recommended way as suggested. :wall:

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Re: Guest problem

Post#24 by francois » 09 Dec 2013, 02:39

Who will complain about the fact that we are not helpful on this forum. On thing is for sure we did not referred to the manual that could not be named. :Search:
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Re: Guest problem

Post#25 by tome » 09 Dec 2013, 17:35

@phhpro
why does it break guest, but not root
for example password for root can be simple: abcyz
and for guest with special or non-latin characters: абвzy
passwords are hidden, so you don't see what you type
another example: y and z are replaced
or maybe he wants that we solve nonexisting problem =@
sorry if I am mistaken :Rose:

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Re: Guest problem

Post#26 by phhpro » 09 Dec 2013, 19:29

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Re: Guest problem

Post#27 by nixlower0 » 20 Jan 2014, 13:42

Hi. Same error here with default Porteus-RazorQT-v2.1-i486.iso. When I tried several times to log in with default "guest" password, I was returned back to login screen, so I used the "root" account. I tried to change the guest password on "Porteus Setting Centre" and "Terminal" but when I tried to log in the error was present. When I press Ctr+Alt+F1 to see the login error, I see:

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porteus login: guest
Password:
Unable to cd '/home/guest'
Previously I was using Porteus without that problem. Before I copied "boot" and "porteus" directories I checked the "md5sum" and the sum was right, also I deleted and formatted my 4GB USB drive to Ext4 (I'm using ext3 and ext4 since Porteus 2.0) with GParted.
I will try again. This time I will fill with zeros my usb and then format it into Ext4 and download the smallest build of Porteus 2.1. I will answer if something still wrong with the log in.
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Re: Guest problem

Post#28 by fanthom » 20 Jan 2014, 13:53

before you do anything - please boot to text mode and try to login with guest password there.
just to confirm that it's password issue and not a GUI fault.
Please add [Solved] to your thread title if the solution was found.

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Re: Guest problem

Post#29 by nixlower0 » 20 Jan 2014, 14:21

Hi fanthom. Yes it is a password issue. I choose "Text Mode" on boot and the same thing happened. I tried again to change the passwords from "root" user on text mode, but the "guest" user still not working. I carefully checked and spelled the password. I even tried intentionally enter a wrong password for "guest", and it showed and error. When I'm entering the right password for guest user, it returns me to "login:" line again. No problem with "root" user.
Here are some screenshots from the text mode:
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http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/23/hs19.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/19/6puh.jpg
What is wrong? Does it matter if I copied Porteus, using PartedMagic (root), and before I made it bootable, I checked on the Porteus...com file the box execute on Owner and Group? Is that fine?
Thank you!

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Re: Guest problem

Post#30 by fanthom » 20 Jan 2014, 14:31

this is not a password issue but rater a permissions issue on /home/guest or this folder was deleted.
please run following command as root: 'chown guest:guest -R /home/guest' and try to login as guest again.
Please add [Solved] to your thread title if the solution was found.

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