Re: Locked out of Hurd installation
Bruno Minotti, le Mon 21 Sep 2009 17:52:15 +0200, a écrit :
> Philip Charles wrote:
> >I cannot find a password that will enable me to log into my new Hurd
> >installation. Installed using crosshurd.
> >Any ideas?
> I had the same problem and I solved mounting the Hurd Partition on
> GNU/Linux and changing /etc/shadow (delete all "*" between ":") and
> /etc/shadow (delete all "x" between ":"). After that root has not
> password on Hurd; to log in just tape "login root" and <enter>.
apparently crosshurd sets x in the passwd field and doesn't build a
shadow file indeed. Does anybody know why it doesn't just set an empty
password by default (or maybe better, prompt for one and use mkpasswd)?