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Old 19th July 2014
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Angry can't login on virtual console

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I can't login on virtual console.
It keeps saying that root isn't a valid login(I don't have users yet).
What can I do ?
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What is the exact error you are seeing? "Login incorrect" ?
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If you cannot log in as root for any reason, you can always boot into single-user mode. How this is done is architecture dependent. If you are using one of the architectures that has a second-stage bootloader, such as i386 or amd64, you can boot into single-user mode by typing in "-s" in response to the "boot>" prompt.

In single-user mode, the root filesystem is mounted read-only. No other filesystems are mounted, and no services or network have been started. You can mount your filesystems read write:

# mount -a

then set a terminal type:

# export TERM=vt220

and make any corrections you need to make. What you need to do to fix the problem will depend on what you did. Do you just need to change the root password? Do you need to repair an error you made editing a configuration file such as /etc/ttys?
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I can't login on virtual console.
It keeps saying that root isn't a valid login(I don't have users yet).
Two questions:
  • Are you attempting to log in through SSH? If so, did you disable root access upon installation?
  • It is not clear what you intend by "virtual console". Not every architecture supports virtual consoles. Providing dmesg(8) output would be very helpful.
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