Just a few suggestions,
In single mode, check the scripts root runs on login (.login, .bashrc etc)
is there something in there causing the logout.
Login as another user (set one up if you havent), can you `su` ?
Change root's shell from bash
check what version of getty you're using (reinstall getty ??)
Try telnetting in as another user if the getty on the tty's is failing ...
su to root ??
Maybe they're pointless, maybe they'll help !
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bernard Murphy [SMTP:tbmurphy at idb.ie]
> Sent: Friday, June 25, 1999 3:11 PM
> To: Linux
> Subject: [ILUG] Root Problem
>> Thanks for all the assistance but I am afraid the problem persists.
>> This is the result :
>> (1) By typing "linux single" or "linux 1" at the boot prompt I get the
> bash# which allows me to change the password as expected.
>> The screen then reads "passwd : all authentication tokens updated
> bash #
>> At the bash # point I shutdown the system and reboot to login - type in
> new password and again the screen flashes and brings me back to the login
> screen !!!
>> (2) By typing linux init=/bin/sh at the boot prompt gets me to a point
> critical errors are shown and I cannot shutdown the system.
>>> Think I will just have to keep trying the other options sent to me and
> for the best.
>>> Thanks again
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