Can't log in as root on new 7.0 install

David Kelly dkelly at
Mon Apr 14 17:58:18 UTC 2008

On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 01:16:45PM -0400, Jerry McAllister wrote:
> Well, the two things I would guess are:  there is a syntax error in
> adding your regular id to the wheel group and you are typing in the
> root password incorrectly.

In ancient times I had IRIX lock out a user because there was a space at
the end of their entry in /etc/passwd. Not hardly believing it myself,
made a link copy of csh with a space at the end and the user could
login. Fixed /etc/passwd, deleted the link, and placed a trouble report
with SGI.

David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.

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