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by physivic
Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:37
Forum: Beginners|Newbies Area
Topic: Sabayon 4.1 K; do not use kuser
Replies: 55
Views: 14211

Re: Sabayon 4.1 K; do not use kuser

I tried editing /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow with nano, and got the files to change. Passwd and whoami return the same exact results as before, and booting into the installation yields a console login, though I had it going into an X window login before the users-admin disaster. Nobody knows what to ...
by physivic
Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:01
Forum: Beginners|Newbies Area
Topic: Sabayon 4.1 K; do not use kuser
Replies: 55
Views: 14211

Re: Sabayon 4.1 K; do not use kuser

followed instructions to mount logical volume [ $ pvs ; $ lvdisplay /dev/<whatever you got from pvs as your drive name> ; $ cd /mnt ; $ mkdir lvm ; $ vgscan --mknodes ; $ lvchange -ay /dev/<drive name here again> ; $ mount /dev/<name again!> /mnt/lvm ] chroot to /bin/bash passwd: cannot find name fo...
by physivic
Tue Jun 16, 2009 14:31
Forum: Beginners|Newbies Area
Topic: Sabayon 4.1 K; do not use kuser
Replies: 55
Views: 14211

Re: Sabayon 4.1 K; do not use kuser

ok, thanx. I appreciate the effort you've put in, but I'd like some info on kuser (kde) vs. users-admin (gnome). This sticky thread doesn't name users-admin, and that's where I ran into the problem, not in KDE at all.
by physivic
Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:44
Forum: Beginners|Newbies Area
Topic: Sabayon 4.1 K; do not use kuser
Replies: 55
Views: 14211

Re: Real Root Problem - cannot login or su

following these instructions http://forum.sabayonlinux.org/download/file.php?id=502 from the forum you linked above, I get some serious errors. First, the drive isn't recognized by gparted, which is linked on the livecd desktop. In the info window for the disk (it does show up), it says "Unable to d...
by physivic
Mon Jun 15, 2009 23:51
Forum: Beginners|Newbies Area
Topic: Sabayon 4.1 K; do not use kuser
Replies: 55
Views: 14211

Re: Real Root Problem - cannot login or su

Hey, thanks. I will use the live CD to reset passwords. I have some old (like 2002) linux/UNIX reference books lying around & I'd use them to figure out how to manage users properly (text &c) if you could tell me that some of the commands will work the same. Any ideas? Also, you seem to have searche...
by physivic
Mon Jun 15, 2009 22:10
Forum: Beginners|Newbies Area
Topic: Sabayon 4.1 K; do not use kuser
Replies: 55
Views: 14211

Real Root Problem - cannot login or su

I tried to add a user with the 'Users and Groups' app under Gnome (System > Administration > Users and Groups). I clicked some privileges, made a password, and apparently destroyed all the login information for everyone. I can't su to root, I can't su to this new user, and I'm not willing to try to ...