[SOLVED] Porteus 3.1 - Unable to login as ROOT - TEXTMODE

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[SOLVED] Porteus 3.1 - Unable to login as ROOT - TEXTMODE

Post#1 by Y.P.Y » 19 Sep 2015, 19:23

I cant login as ROOT in TEXTMODE. But able to login as guest. (without installation)

Porteus 3.1 x64
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Re: Porteus 3.1 - Unable to login as ROOT - TEXTMODE

Post#2 by brokenman » 19 Sep 2015, 23:13

more information please.
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Re: Porteus 3.1 - Unable to login as ROOT - TEXTMODE

Post#3 by francois » 21 Sep 2015, 01:37

What do you use as a bootloader?

In the syntax of syslinux, grub legacy grub2 you need to invoke root user with the login=root, as in:
-syslinux /boot/syslinux/porteus.cfg:

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LABEL gui
MENU LABEL Graphics mode 64bit_v31rc1  extramod KDE
KERNEL vmlinuz
APPEND initrd=initrd.xz from=/64bit_v31rc1 extramod=/mnt/sda5/64bit_v31rc1/kde changes=EXIT:/64bit_v31rc1/kde [b]login=root[/b] 
TEXT HELP
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ENDTEXT
-grub legacy /boot/grub/menu.lst:

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title porteus  on sda5 64bit_v31rc1  extramod KDE 
root (hd0,4)
kernel /64bit_v31rc1/boot/syslinux/vmlinuz from=/dev/sda5/64bit_v31rc1 extramod=/mnt/sda5/64bit_v31rc1/kde changes=EXIT:/64bit_v31rc1/kde [b]login=root[/b]
initrd /64bit_v31rc1/boot/syslinux/initrd.xz
boot
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Re: Porteus 3.1 - Unable to login as ROOT - TEXTMODE

Post#4 by Y.P.Y » 21 Sep 2015, 07:06

Solved. not a bug

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