On 20 Jun 00, at 12:42, rdermody at lexmark.com wrote:
> Hi all,
> I found why I was getting "User root does not exist" when I was su-ing to root.
> It was because I accidently modified the root entry in etc/passwd when I was
> adding some users. But now I cant edit the file back to its original because I
> need to have su rights and cant edit the file......any ideas anybody?.
If you have sudo installed, (see my previous mail) you can "sudo -u
(whatever root is now called) vi /etc/passwd". Nice and neat and doesn't
require rebooting (should also work on any unix). It definitely works
(I've had to help someone I know who did exactly what you describe).
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