can't login as anyone - not even as root!
oremanj at get-linux.org
Thu Aug 28 09:27:22 PDT 2003
On Thu, Aug 28, 2003 at 09:20:47AM -0700 or thereabouts, Dave Banning wrote:
> All of a sudden, I can't login, even as root. I tried to set the
> password of root to nil (because I happened to be logged in as root at
> the time) and that didn't work either.
> Then, thinking that the machine was acting up, I rebooted. Now I am in
> deeper. I can't even access the machine.
> Any idea why this would happen, or more important, how I can get out?
[if you get the fancy menu, choose "boot in single-user mode"; otherwise...]
Booting [kernel] in 9 seconds... <press space>
OK boot -s
[ ... ]
ktrace -o /root/login.out login root
Password: <type your root password>
kdump /root/login.out | mail freebsd-questions at freebsd.org -s "Re: can't login as anyone - not even as root!"
Note: my syntax for kdump/ktrace may be a bit off, see their man pages.
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