login error:cannot not find root directory
perikillo at gmail.com
Tue Feb 15 17:10:08 GMT 2005
Look i was hardering my freebsd box 4.10 p5, but i made one mistake:
"I didnt test my system before i reboot"
I was reading some docs about "security", i use chflags on:
mistake# chflags schg /bin/*
mistake# chflags schg /sbin/*
Them apply some chmod on /root files:
mistake# chmod 0600 /root/.* (i think :-?)
I was trying to make my root directory only visible by root user.
But dont remenber wich mod i apply. I made more changes but dont
The result was that went i try to access my box like normal user
(wheel group), the systema say:
"error: cannot find root directory"
Them i boot single-user, i input my password:
"init: single-user failed"
Here i could not access my system, my God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ok, them get my 3 floppys, kern, mfs, and fixit .flp. I mount / to
access my system:
-delete the schg label on /bin and /sbin
mistake#chflags noschg /bin/*
mistake#chflags noschg /sbin/*
On the root directory, i change my .files attr:
mistake# chmod 0644 /root/.*
I change my ttys, to let root access the system: from insecure -> secure.
I was checking other system with the same version 4.10 p5, and let
the files attributes on /root and / with the same attributes.
I dont touch the /kernel file, after this change root could
access the system, but the other users dont have access:
"error: cannot find root directory".
This is my situation right now, could some one give some clues to
resolve this problem, i dont want to install again the S.O, this
machine i working very well.
I will apreciate any clue. Thanks all for your time.
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