On Thu, Jun 24, 1999 at 08:42:56AM +0100, kevin at suberic.net wrote:
> Bernard Murphy burst across the net:
> >Having logged in for months under root suddenly I am told that either the user
> > or password name is incorrect.
> >Nothing in that area has been changed ??
> >SU keeps me locked out as well. Can anybody throw some light on that one - or
> >how can I get back - or am I dead !!!!!!
>> is root in /etc/passwd? when was /etc/passwd last changed? might you
> have typed passwd in a root window when meaning to do it in your own
>> you might want to do an init 1 at the console which should bring the machine
> down to single user... wait, you don't have root. reboot, and type linux 1
> at the boot prompt. then you'll get a shell prompt. then run passwd.
I dunno - I've found that Redhat seems to ask for the root password when
booting into single-user mode - if it does in this case, try instead
at the boot prompt, and that'll get you a shell.
Gary Coady - gary at netsoc.tcd.ie - http://www.netsoc.tcd.ie/~gary/
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