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Re: System user accounts lost after system halt

On Fri, Sep 24, 2004 at 09:16:02AM +0800, lianliming wrote:
> Hi all,
>     After a system halt, i find all the users in my system seems been 
> lost. I can't login in as any id.
>     I tried to use linux single mode to boot. but after system setup, 
> the system give me a prompt said "you have no name". I find my 
> "/etc/passwd" file has become a binary file full of something unreadable.
>     So what should i do now?
>     i don't want to reinstall the system since i don't have much time.
>    Thank you for suggestions.
Try "linux init=/bin/bash", and copy /var/backups/passwd.bak to 
/etc/passwd, and /var/backups/shadow.bak to /etc/shadow
If that doesn't work, boot with a Debian install CD in rescue mode.

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