Cannot login to root account on FreeBSD 7.0
pmd.lotr.gandalf at gmail.com
Fri Oct 31 08:09:54 PDT 2008
On Fri, 2008-10-31 at 16:00 +0100, Mel wrote:
> On Friday 31 October 2008 15:53:23 Pramod Dematagoda wrote:
> > On Fri, 2008-10-31 at 07:09 -0700, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> > > On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 06:59:04PM +0530, Pramod Dematagoda wrote:
> > > > But now I've faced a big problem, I can no longer seem to login to the
> > > > root account where whenever I supply the proper credentials to the
> > > > login screen, I always get thrown back to the login screen. This
> > > > started happening after I installed D-bus and HAL through the FreeBSD
> > > > ports which were built upon Xorg 1.5.1 which I had built myself
> > > > previously, so I am wondering if something I did may have caused the
> > > > problem.
> > >
> > > Reboot the machine and at the FreeBSD beastie/loader menu, hit "4" to
> > > boot into single-user mode. Once there, do:
> > >
> > > # mount -a
> > > # mount -o rw -u /
> > > # passwd root
> > >
> > > And change the password. "reboot" and you should be good to go.
> > Hey Jeremy,
> > Thanks for looking into the problem, but unfortunately your solution did
> > not work, I changed the root password to something else, however I still
> > cannot login to root once I boot FreeBSD normally.
> There should be in indication in /var/log/messages or /var/log/auth.log.
I checked /var/log/messages, and I found something interesting, it seems
that csh exits with signal 11(core dumped) right after a root login,
there is nothing out of the ordinary in auth.log. But now what do I do
to fix the problem, change the shell?
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