login problem

Thomas T. Veldhouse veldy at veldy.net
Mon Jun 26 08:05:28 PDT 2000


Yes - you need to follow the instructions in the shadow passwords package.
It worked fine for me.

Tom Veldhouse
veldy at veldy.net

----- Original Message -----
From: Dean Feldpausch <dean at feldpausch.net>
To: <lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org>
Sent: Monday, June 26, 2000 8:15 AM
Subject: Re: login problem


>
>
> Chris Krough wrote:
>
> > Ok, so I've got 2.3.5 completely installed. The only problem I left in
the
> > system was the "locale" problems when compiling perl 5.6.0.
> >
> > Here's my problem: When I reboot into the LFS system I get to the login
> > prompt, when I login I get nothing, no errors, no prompt, nothing. If I
> > "CTRL-C" it bumps me back tp the login prompt. So as far as I can tell I
am
> > logging in OK but there is no shell. If I chroot to the LFS system from
my
> > old system I can run /sbin/sulogin and /bin/login with no problems so
> > shadowing is working. I have checked and rechecked my inittab but can't
seem
> > to find the problem. Root uses /bin/bash as it's shell, and /bin/bash
works.
> > Any ideas?
> >
>
> Just a couple of ideas, that might cause a stumble.
> 1.)  Check inittab again.
> 2.)  Make sure paths are set correctly.  Some distro's put full paths in
> inittab.
> 3.)  Check compliation of Sysvinit and bash.
> 4.)  Make sure that config files are not dos text.  In vi do a :se
> fileformat=unix then :wq!
> 5.)  Check the format of /etc/passwd
> 6.)  Check nsswitch.conf. Make sure it points to files.
>
> >
> > I am running linux-2.2.99-pre9. (which kicks ass cause it supports my
HPT366
> > AND SB LIVE!!)
> >
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