Arch Linux installed but cannot login

Kelly Prescott kprescott at
Mon Feb 10 22:40:05 EST 2014

I appologise, the pacstrap command should be
pacstrap /mnt base alsa espeakup
/mnt is the directory where you have your new partition mounted.

On Mon, 10 Feb 2014, Kelly Prescott wrote:

> Peter, You should use the root password you set when you used the passwd 
> command.
> Does the system come up talking when you boot it?
> If not, then you probably did not install espeakup and alsa.
> When you used the pacstrap command, it should have been
> pacstrap base alsa espeakup
> You can send me direct email if you need more assistance with this as it is 
> not specifically speakup related.
> On Mon, 10 Feb 2014, Peter Tesar wrote:
>>  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?
>>  Thanks.
>>  Peter Tesar
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