[arch-general] root login @ console

NTS nts at gyatso.de
Fri Nov 13 16:28:15 UTC 2020

On Fri, 13 Nov 2020 at 16:06, Jack Frost via arch-general
<arch-general at archlinux.org> 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.

In a runlevel S console perhaps the keymap isn't set, try typing in a
visible field to check if you use special chars in your passwd.

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