Arch Linux installed but cannot login
ptesar at ca.inter.net
Mon Feb 10 22:19:41 EST 2014
Hello ArchLinux users,
I have just installed the Talking ArchLinux to my hard drive. I used the
live CD to boot and followed the beginners guide to the best of my ability.
I have the Grub menu but I cannot login to Linux because of the request
for a login and password.
While in the chroot part of the installation, I set the root password
using 'passwd'. I used this information to login to my installed system.
It doesn't work.
Am I being asked for the root that I entered during the install process?
The guide is somewhat extensive. It contains information that is either
confusing, not explained (locale) or irrelevant to my situation
(wireless). I had to read between the lines and make guesses.
I generated the locale but did not edit it. I ignored the steps that
referred to host, the hardware clock etc. Perhaps I missed the part that
is causing my problem.
The guide instructs to exit the chroot and reboot. The guide does not
explain what the login process will be. Am I to login as root or as a user?
Also, there is no Speakup active for the login process. Will this always
be the case? Will I always have to login at startup?
More information about the Speakup