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Re: can't mount or su

On Tue, Dec 17, 2002 at 06:30:03AM +0000, Pigeon wrote:
> This su problem happened to me, with the additional weirdness that if
> I just hit return when su prompted for a password - ie. gave it NO
> password - it would su me to root!

Nope, I don't have that.

> Some helpful person on the list whose name I have unfortunately
> forgotten suggested that I check for corrupted /etc/passwd and
> /etc/shadow, and that was it sorted.

Sorted?  What do you mean?

But the files don't look corrupted.
Though I do want to get rid of some of the entries since I don't need
them anymore (they're from programs that I uninstalled long ago).
Can I edit the file by hand, or will that screw it up?  I don't think
I can use linuxconf to get rid of them since they're not showing up in
that program (especially the qmail entries-- there are 6 qmail
entries, but linuxconf is only displaying 1, and yet I don't ever
remember having qmail installed in the first place!).  I was just
wondering since some config files cannot be edited by hand or there
will be Dire Consequences.


Vikki Roemer
Registered Linux user #2880021   http://counter.li.org/
"Quod scripsi, scripsi." [Latin, "What I have written, I have written."]
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