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    Question Password entry problem

    I installed BT4 Final on a usb drive and I dual installed it on my laptop. Both boot up without trouble. Once running I can enter the user name but when prompted to enter the password it will not allow me to type anything. Any help would be greatfully appreciated.

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    Default Re: Password entry problem

    Did you try the default pass of toor? Did you update it after install using passwd and changed it to something else?

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    Default Re: Password entry problem

    It just doesn't show what you are typing for obvious security reasons but it works. Just type your password and press enter and let us know if it works for you.

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    Default Re: Password entry problem

    I think some reading is in order here.

    If you are new to Back Track or Linux read this thread.

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    Default Re: Password entry problem

    Quote Originally Posted by NativeWolf View Post
    Once running I can enter the user name but when prompted to enter the password it will not allow me to type anything.
    Perhaps you could elaborate?

    1) Do you simply not see what you're typing as the password?
    2) Do you get an error when you enter the password?
    3) Do you not know what password to enter?
    4) Is there some problem with the screen or prompt? (text garbled etc)
    I'm a compulsive post editor, you might wanna wait until my post has been online for 5-10 mins before quoting it as it will likely change.

    I know I seem harsh in some of my replies. SORRY! But if you're doing something illegal or posting something that seems to be obvious BS I'm going to call you on it.

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    I am reading what you have suggested and will see if I can find anything there.

    Yes I tried the default password it did not work.

    It doesnt show anything being typed and the cursor does not move while typing it stays in place like there is a problem with the prompt. It does not show an error just goes back to entering the user name.

    Sorry I wasnt more clear was frustrated and searching google and the site for any info that may have helped. I appreciate any help I can get thank you.

    Just a correction it says login incorrect when I try and login.
    Last edited by lupin; 02-01-2010 at 10:42 AM. Reason: Merging...

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    Default Re: Password entry problem

    Ok, try this [hackerific, foolproof] way of doing business. Get ready, you're about to pwn your own system!

    // Change the root password:

    = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - =

    Reboot your computer. Wait for the grub screen... Press <ESC> when you're prompted.

    Highlight the first option.

    Press <e>.

    Highlight the kernel line.

    Press <e>.

    Press <TAB>. You'll get an error message.

    Press <ESC>.

    Press <e> again.

    Using your arrow keys, scroll back and change ro to rw

    At the end of the line add: init=/bin/bash

    Press <Enter>

    Press <b>

    Type at the prompt: passwd root

    Enter the new password twice.

    Press <CTRL>+<d> to cause a nice Kernel Panic. This will cause your system to hang.

    Press and hold your power button till it shuts down. Power back up and let it boot into BackTrack normally.

    Log in as root with your new password.

    Note: I have tested and confirmed this method working for my hdd installed BT4 final whilst writing this short tut. This tut is now posted in the BackTrack HowTos Forum.
    Last edited by xX_Spiidey_Xx; 02-04-2010 at 10:32 AM. Reason: Housekeeping
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