newbie question - users deleted after playing with sysinstall
Ruben de Groot
mail25 at bzerk.org
Tue Jun 8 10:24:41 GMT 2004
On Tue, Jun 08, 2004 at 11:38:13AM +0300, Haim Ashkenazi typed:
> I've just finished install FreeBSD 4.10 for the first time. I'm an
> experienced linux user, but have no experience with FreeBSD. after a very
> basic installation (only the first step, to get ssh) I've put the computer
> at my ISP (of-course everything is blocked by a firewall) and continued
> from home. I then installed some packages from the "Distribution" menu,
> and "played" with the menus to see what I can configure. today, I couldn't
> login to the computer (ssh), and when I checked (I had someone there who
> logged in locally) I found out root has no password and the regular
> user I created was gone. my question is: could something I've done in
> sysinstall delete the user and root password? it's not likely that someone
> broke into the system because it's completely blocked (only open from my
Yes, that very likely. For instance, if you install the "bin"
distribution more than once, it'll overwrite all files in /etc, including
master.passwd each time you do that.
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