[SOLVED]login recovery mode

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Guid00B
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[SOLVED]login recovery mode

Postby Guid00B » Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:36 am

I am trouble shooting my boot issue discribed here.
I noticed that when booting in recovery mode I can only login with root. none of my other users work. Is that a normal behavior of recovery or is it the login that is somewhat damaged ?
Last edited by Guid00B on Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:37 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: login recovery mode

Postby jimallyn » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:12 pm

Guid00B, why have you started 3 threads on the same problem? I read this one, and it linked to a description in another thread. And that one had a link to yet another. You are more likely to get helpful solutions if all the information is in one place, instead of scattered all over 3 threads.
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Re: login recovery mode

Postby Guid00B » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:56 pm

Here I am asking if when booting in recovery (wich I never had to use before) it is normal not to be able to log in with regular users and admin users, but only in root. I linked the origin of my problem just for context. I don't expect help to solve the other matters here.
Regarding the other post :
1rst post : trying to set up a nfs share.
2nd post : trying to undo some bad move
3rd this post about behavior of recovery mode.
To my POV, even if related in the chain of event, these are three different
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Re: login recovery mode

Postby austin.texas » Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:20 pm

The Recovery mode > "Root Shell" will not allow you to switch users.
If you want to log in as an administrative user, don't use the Advanced or Recovery mode. Instead, select the normal menu entry and press e (for Edit).
Go down to the line that starts with "linux" and erase "quiet splash" (if it is there) at the end of that line. Replace "quiet splash" with "rw systemd.unit=multi-user.target"
Press F10 to boot.

NOTE: This works for Linux Mint 18.1 - if you are using LMDE2 currently, I have no way to test to see if it works the same there. Try it and let me know.
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Re: login recovery mode

Postby Guid00B » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:37 am

I understand that recovery mode means root login. So normal behavior. Thanks.
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