On 2006-07-20 1211, Varady Zoltan wrote: > I deleted the first (root) line from the passwd file. I closed out myself. > HOW can i restore it without root rights? You're on the wrong mailing list -- try debian-user. Try using grub or LILO to pass the kernel argument ``init=/bin/sh'' to your kernel. When in this root prompt, run `mount -o remount,rw /`, and run `passwd`, updating roots password. Regards, skrewz.