Cannot login to root account on FreeBSD 7.0

Pramod Dematagoda pmd.lotr.gandalf at
Fri Oct 31 08:55:00 PDT 2008

On Fri, 2008-10-31 at 08:26 -0700, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 08:15:25AM -0700, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> > Are you sure this machine does not have hardware problems?  Please
> > download and run memtest86++ from a CD.  You shouldn't have to run this
> > very long (15-20 minutes at tops in this case); errors will be quite
> > obvious.
> Oops, this should have been memtest86+.  :-)
I did the memtest and it passed. I changed the shell to /bin/sh and it
now seems to work fine, but really saying, sh seems to be crippled
compared to csh, so I would like to get back to csh. I can help you guys
debug the problem, but I am not a debug wizard, so please forgive me if
I am slow on the uptake of some of your instructions:).

Pramod Dematagoda

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