Nathan L. Cutler wrote:
> >>>>> "Chuma" == Chuma Agbodike <email@example.com> writes:
> Chuma> Today I booted linux and it won't let me in. I log in as
> Chuma> root and give it <CR> at password prompt. Keeps rejecting
> Chuma> me.
> Chuma> How do I get around this? I hate to think that I have to re
> Chuma> install from scratch after all the work I did getting it to
> Chuma> where I like it.
> Try booting from your trusty rescue diskette (what? you don't have
> one?) (which will automatically log you in as root). Mount the root
> partition under /mnt or something appropriate to your rescue diskette
> and use 'vi' to edit /etc/passwd. An entry for 'root' with no password
> looks something like this:
> (the space between the first and second colons should be empty).
Thanks to all that responded.
Maybe I did not make a rescue disk the right way.
I tried to boot from my rescue diskette, but the system kept bringing up
the LINUX on hard disk and thereby still refusing access because of
wrong password. So I used the INSTALL BOOT and ROOT diskettes. Somewhere
in the menu it offered "mount a previously prepared disk partition" or
something to that effect. I did and the took "execute a shell".
>From there I got access to /etc/passwd. Edited root passwd to blank.
Anyway I was wrong about there not being a passwd. I obviously forgot
it. Well the install insisted that I enter a password which I eventually
did. Then Dpkg came up and I quit it. Booted and gave it the new passwd
I picked. Not to have this repeat, I went back into the passwd file and
made root passwd blank.
But HOW does one make RESCUE disk properly. Mine surely didn't rescue
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