> From: ilug-bounces at linux.ie[mailto:ilug-bounces at linux.ie]On Behalf Of
> Gerard Keating
> Sent: 18 May 2005 15:43
> To: ilug at linux.ie> Subject: [ILUG] RE: Cannot LOG in to RedHat Box
>> When I enter the correct password, it says "authentication
> failed", when
> I enter an incorrect password, it waits a while, then return to the
> login prompt.
It sounds very similar to a problem I dealt with before.
As someone else mentioned, boot into single user mode first
of all so you have root access.
Then run "redhat-config-authentication" and make sure that
the only authentication methods
are "Use MD5 Passwords" and "Use Shadow Passwords".
You can also edit the /etc/sysconfig/authconfig file manually
to specify this rather than going
through the config tool if it is not installed.
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