Re: how to change root passwd (if forgotten)
>>>>> abdelkader belahcene <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> then I decided to remove passwd from /etc/shadow (delete the
> second field).
> OK, now I can access my machine without passwd, BUT I CAN´T GIVE ANY
> PASSWORD!!!! I RECEIVE THIS ERROR
> # passwd*
> *Changing password for user root.
> New password:
> Retype new password:
> passwd: Authentication token manipulation error
> any idea to fix the problem.
Running pwck(8) may give one more information on the issue.
Then, I'd make a backup for shadow(5) and try to use pwconv(8)
to fix the inconsistencies reported by pwck(8).
> thanks a lot *
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