Login trouble

Jeroen Coumans jeroencoumans at gmx.net
Tue Sep 24 08:05:25 PDT 2002

On Tuesday 24 September 2002 15:17, Mihail Popa wrote:
> Well, my question has nothing to do with the LFS book.  I have
> started with a fresh ext2 partition with the basic directory
> structure and the dev files in their place. I my last mail I
> explained every step I made.
> The problem is that the login should work. I have read the man pages
> and looked over the internet but found nothing relevant. I was hoping
> someone on this list would know what I did wrong.
> Mihai

I think the problem is in your /etc/passwd. You mentioned you copied it 
from another system. That system probably has shadow installed, which 
you don't have on your new minimal system. Try this as your 


Now enter the chroot, type 'passwd' and enter a passwd. That should be 

Jeroen Coumans
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