[arch-general] root login @ console

Yash Karandikar nerdstep710 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 13 16:09:19 UTC 2020

On 11/13/20 10:06 AM, Jack Frost via arch-general wrote:
> So I foo-bared my /home partition, no big deal, done it before, and I
> keep good backups.  I boot to single mode and get to a prompt.  My
> regular user is gone so I try to just login at the console (no X) as
> root.  It doesn't work.  I know I set the root password.
> What setting is preventing root from being able to authenticate.  I
> noticed when I went to cups on localhost:631 and tried to do an admin
> task and needed to authenticate.  Root couldn't login.
> How do I allow root logins under Arch/Arco linux at a console???

Can you try chroot-ing in using a live USB?

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