Kuser/root account problem
jimmy at swiftkenya.com
Thu Aug 21 03:16:40 PDT 2003
It worked !! Thanks alot .
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joshua Oreman" <oremanj at get-linux.org>
To: "Jimmy Kimanzi" <jimmy at swiftkenya.com>
Cc: <questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 9:17 PM
Subject: Re: Kuser/root account problem
> On Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 04:26:24PM +0300 or thereabouts, Jimmy Kimanzi
> > Hi
> > I used the kuser utility in KDE to add a user to the wheel group and it
seems to have deleted the root account and I can't login as root now .
> > Anyone know how I can fix this ?
> > I'm running FreeBSD 5.1 - RELEASE and KDE 3.1.2.
> Try <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<F1>, then login as root. I think kuser probably forgot
to run pwd_mkdb -- lucky for you :-)
> If that doesn't work, follow the instructions for a "forgotten root
> ('tis in the FAQ). When you're in single user mode, try `grep root
> If something comes back, type `passwd root' to reset root's password. If
nothing comes back,
> you'll have to add a line for root manually in /etc/master.passwd. Then
run pwd_mkdb /etc/master.passwd.
> Whatever you do, type `exit' or <Ctrl>+D now.
> -- Josh
> > Jimmy.
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