How to get past boot

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How to get past boot

Postby solarwarrior » Dec 4th, '17, 09:47

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I have installed Mageia 6 three times now and each time when the system reboots or when I start the computer I get to interface where I am asked for username and password. I type my username and it shows. I press enter and am asked for password. I type this but it does not show ( I thought that it may not normally show it) but on pressing enter the computer just sits there. Pressing enter again will do nothing, another press of enter and I am back to welcome screen. If I try again the whole charade begins anew. I thought perhaps I may have gotten the password wrong previously so made doubly sure this time and wrote them down as I generated them. What am I doing wrong? I have M6 with Xfce desktop. I did reset the passwords during the setup; should I have just left them and not configured them. I am very new to Linux but wish to learn and work with it. Thanks to all who can help.
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Re: How to get past boot

Postby doktor5000 » Dec 4th, '17, 11:35

Hi there,

it might help if you could take a photo of the welcome screen where you enter your username and password, after you entered your password and pressed enter.

solarwarrior wrote:I did reset the passwords during the setup; should I have just left them and not configured them.

What do you mean by reset? If you create a new user, and then set a password during the installation, why would it need a reset ?
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Re: How to get past boot

Postby solarwarrior » Dec 4th, '17, 12:02

I have attached a photo of the screen immediately after entering password. After a little while the black interface disappears to leave "Boot Menu" screen. Regarding resetting of passwords this was done during setup using "Configure" buttons. Should I have left these alone? Thanks for replying.
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Re: How to get past boot

Postby doktor5000 » Dec 4th, '17, 12:15

Well, that is only the bootloader, and it seems you configured a password for the bootloader. Also see viewtopic.php?p=70805#p70805
You would need to enter the password you configured for the bootloader, and probably root as username.

Next time you do an installation, best leave the bootloader password unconfigured.
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Re: How to get past boot

Postby solarwarrior » Dec 4th, '17, 20:09

Thank you. I shall reinstall and just leave all as default. Will reply on here when done but may take a couple of days. Best wishes from Oamaru, New Zealand
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Re: How to get past boot

Postby solarwarrior » Dec 5th, '17, 10:23

Well , I reinstalled and only filled out root password and real name and password. On reboot went straight in. I will flag this as SOLVED. I do have question regarding myself as superuser; do I continue that here or begin new thread? Thanks for your help doktor5000
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Re: How to get past boot

Postby doktor5000 » Dec 5th, '17, 11:32

Please mark the thread accordingly by editing the topic of the first post and prefix it by [SOLVED], thanks

solarwarrior wrote:I do have question regarding myself as superuser; do I continue that here or begin new thread?

As a general hint and golden rule: Please only one problem per thread ;)
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