well, yes. but why? On 02/12/2014 03:46 AM, g wrote: > > greetings, > > a previous install and updated centos 6.4 from dvd 1 x86_64 got > trashed. not sure of cause. no big deal. install practice never > hurts. :-) > > now, installation is: > > CentOS-6.4-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso installed as; > CentOS (2.6.32-358.el6.x86_64) - root (hd1,2) > > SL-63-i386-2012-08-24-LiveCD.iso installed and updated as; > Scientific Linux (2.6.32-431.1.2.el6.i686) - root (hd1,5) > > /dev/sdb5 /home > > after initial install of c6.4, second install phase went well. > rebooted and checked boot up 3 times, all with successful logins. > > needed some kde configuration information from sl63, rebooted, > selected sl63, boot ok. when tried to login to kde, user 'geo' > password refused and user 'root' password refused. > > booted sl-62-i386 install dvd in rescue mode; > > chroot /mnt/sysimage > passwd root > passwd geo > > exit > exit > reboot > > login to sl63 as 'geo' and 'root' ok. > > ran email, ran some web work. > > rebooted to centos, 'geo' and 'root' passwords refused, tried twice, > booted centos dvd-1 in rescue mode, made same entries as with sl62. > > rebooted to c64, login to c64 as 'geo' and 'root' ok. > > rebooted to sl62, tried to login as 'geo' and 'root', nfw, refused. > > it is now a continuous cycle of repeating of above. > > any and all help, ideas, suggestions, will be greatly appreciated. > > tia. after running searches with near exact, then various wordings of problem against sites; centos.org, fnal.gov, and, fedoraproject.org and with no domain named, nothing hit that was close. after thinking about what was happening and how the 2 systems where set up, the only things that was common between them was both used same /home partition. both systems had the other system mounted in /hdd/sd/xx. 'SWAG' time. i could think of nothing to try other than to comment out the mounting of the other system in the 2 fstab files. booted centos install dvd to rescue mode, ran the 'game' again. booted up sl63, logins ok. booted up c64, logins ok. 'DANK' time. anyone care to make a suggestion as to why unmounting other system cured problem? with previous installs of different distributions and with mounting non booted systems to mounted system, i have not had problem. -- peace out. in a world with out fences, who needs gates. tc.hago. g .