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.
Sep 16 03:31:11 don kernel: lp0 on fire