Guest problem

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Re: Guest problem

Post#16 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#17 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#18 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#19 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#20 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.
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Re: Guest problem

Post#21 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:
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x60 ... 1/nn52.jpg
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#22 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.
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Re: Guest problem

Post#23 by nixlower0 » 20 Jan 2014, 15:48

Nope

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chown guest:guest -R /home/guest
as root didn't helped. I logged out and tried to log in again but as guest user, and the "login:" line appeared again like on 1st and 3rd screenshots. I even reboot my PC and same error. I'll try to "chown" again :(
I tried again and not helped.
What means that error when I log in with root user (if I press Ctrl+Alt+F1 I can read it again):
** (nm-appplet:3222): WARNING **: Could not initialize NMClient /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager: Permission request failed: GDBus.Error: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.freedesktop.PlicyKit1 was not provided by any .service files

** (nm-appplet:12162): WARNING **: Failed to register as an agent: (32) Error statting file /var/run/ConsoleKit/datebase: No such file or directory


I'll wait a little for an answer and I will not waste more your time. I'll check my usb drive for bad blocks with "badblocks" and fill it with zeros, then again partition it and format to Ext4 (or maybe is a good idea use another file system?) and install again Porteus 2.1.

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Re: Guest problem

Post#24 by fanthom » 20 Jan 2014, 18:22

please login as root to GUI -> open terminal -> paste output of following command:

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ls -al /home
thanks
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Re: Guest problem

Post#25 by nixlower0 » 20 Jan 2014, 18:26

Here it is:

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root@porteus:~# ls -al /home
total 12
drwxr-xr-x  7 root  root  4096 Jan 20 19:49 ./
drwx------ 52 root  root  4096 Jul  6  2013 ../
drwxr-xr-x 17 guest guest 4096 Jan 20 19:49 guest/

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Re: Guest problem

Post#26 by tome » 20 Jan 2014, 18:28

Maybe incorrect settings module downloaded from Web Wizard or you change some settings (wlan, screen etc) in bios.
Try load default bios values. :unknown: or disconnect all usb devices and boot this unpacked iso from hard drive.
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Re: Guest problem

Post#27 by nixlower0 » 20 Jan 2014, 19:01

tome wrote:Maybe incorrect settings module downloaded from Web Wizard or you change some settings (wlan, screen etc) in bios.
Try load default bios values. :unknown: or disconnect all usb devices and boot this unpacked iso from hard drive.
I didn't changed any settings. First time I run after install Porteus 2.1, I choose "Always fresh" mode.
About BIOS, I don't know what I could change to reproduce that kind of error. I was using other usb and hdd distributions and operating systems without such error...

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Re: Guest problem

Post#28 by tome » 20 Jan 2014, 19:04

Could you try boot this porteus version from the same usb device but on another machine?
EDIT:
or try all these cheatcodes:
base_only nonetwork nohotplug noauto nohd
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Re: Guest problem

Post#29 by nixlower0 » 20 Jan 2014, 19:18

tome wrote:Could you try boot this porteus version from the same usb device but on another machine?
EDIT:
or try all these cheatcodes:
base_only nonetwork nohotplug noauto nohd
I will try for now only the cheat codes. Later when I see my friend, I'll ask him try my usb drive on his PC at work and home. I will answer if he succeed booting as a guest user.

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Re: Guest problem

Post#30 by fanthom » 20 Jan 2014, 19:38

@nixlower0
please run 'ls -al /' and make sure you have drwxr-xr-x perms on /home:

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drwxr-xr-x  3 root root   28 sty 15  2011 home
if its different then as root run 'chmod 755 /home'

it's definitely something in your changes but it's hard to guess what's wrong. i would suggest dumping changes but if you have some important stuff there then give me ssh access to your PC (send me PM with your IP/ssh port) and i'll have a quick look.
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