RE: Cannot Login
> From: Raquel [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 5:18 PM
> I have an odd problem that's developed, and have spent all afternoon
> trying to figure out what's going on. My web server (running Lenny) is
> running and serving pages. However, I cannot login to the server via
> SSH or at the console, which means that I cannot apply updates, change
> configuration, or even get in to figure out what's going on.
> Any ideas on what happened or on how to get in? I have access to the
> physical machine.
Boot from a Live or Rescue CD, mount your / partition, edit the /etc/shadow
file, and delete the password for root. Reboot without the CD, and login
with root with no password. Immediately create a password with the "passwd"