I cannot login coz bash is deinstalled

Bryant Eadon bryant.eadon at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 21:01:28 PST 2009

Bryant Eadon wrote:
> lacalling wrote:
>> I forget to change shell before I deinstalled bash.
>> A errer occurs when i try to login with my user or root. And it 
>> returns to
>> login.
>> I can only login in with single user mode which freebsd proovide, but few
>> tools are provided.
>> How can I change my shell to sh without logining?
>> I have a debian cd which can bring me to its shell,but when i mount 
>> /dev/hda
>> ,it says no such device.
>> Thanks.
> Have you tried 'chsh -s /bin/sh' ?
> mount /usr, it's in /usr/bin/chsh by default.
> This is one of the reasons to leave the root shell at a safe default. 
> Alternatively, a different super-user account could be created to avoid 
> this problem -- leaving root with it's mostly stock (safe) setup.

I should note that you'll need to be logged in as single user. And according to 
the man pages it should go something like this :

/usr/bin/chsh -s /bin/sh root

(not tested)

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