[lfs-support] Can't login after kernel loading, some configuration problem with kernel loading

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue Apr 3 22:03:58 PDT 2012

gmspro wrote:
>> From /etc/initab
> id:2:initdefault:
> It was id:1:initdefault: before ,

It should be 3.

> Now i get the login prompt , i typed root and the password, that
> doesn't login successfully, it prompts me to login again and again,
> may be some problem setting root password.
> I also get this after doing 'chroot "$LFS" /usr/bin/env -i HOME=/root
> TERM="$TERM" PS1='\u:\w\$ ' PATH=/bin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/usr/sbin
> /bin/bash --login'
> root:/etc/sysconfig# passwd root Changing password for root Enter the
> new password (minimum of 5 characters) Please use a combination of
> upper and lower case letters and numbers. Bad password: too short. 
> Warning: weak password (enter it again to use it anyway). passwd:
> password changed. root:/etc/sysconfig#
> Can't set password ^
> Also from i can type from a to z during login prompt but i can't type
> ;',./ these punctuations, i get unreadable(not human readable
> characters) for those punctuations

You don't have /dev mounted.  passwd wants /dev/urandom.
See section 6.2.

Or you can edit /etc/passwd and delete the second element so you have 

   -- Bruce

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