freebsd forgets root password
kalin at el.net
Sat Oct 24 02:17:50 UTC 2009
Adam Vande More wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 7:56 PM, kalin m <kalin at el.net
> <mailto:kalin at el.net>> wrote:
> hi all ....
> this is really weird.
> i've must have set up the root password on this new machine i got
> at least 5 times and after a few reboots this thing forgets it.
> i have to go in single user and reset it again and again?!?
> what can be the reason?
> Couple guesses:
> You keep forgetting the password
> caps lock
not really... i checked. many times. even for num loc. which doesn't
> it'a brand new install of freebsd 7.2 amd64 (amnesiac) ... fits
> the name...
> amnesiac is the name freebsd uses when no hostname is set.
in this Amnesiac is the release name i think...
> while i'm on here... the machine comes with an ethernet card on
> board that according to pciconf there is no driver for it. pciconf
> identifies the card as Marvell Semiconductor (was: Galileo
> something...) which according to the handbook needs the msk
> driver. which is in the generic kernel anyway. the thing is
> pciconf says none2 at pci0:2:0:0 for that card. dmesg doesn't mention
> anything about msk. and sysinstall doesn't see anything either. so
> far so awesome...
> man msk
many times.... msk should at least show in the dmesg somewhere....
> now... the wireless card i put in. ralink technology. in the
> office here there is a simple wifi router that is "protected" with
> WPA password. if i get rid of the password and just use ifconfig
> to get to the router everything works ok but putting the wpa on
> again and using the supplicant things suck. ifconfig says the card
> is associated. and it gets an ip but that's pretty much all that
> happens. pings to a neighboring machine produce huge dropouts.
> with 85% packet loss. another awesomeness... and those are pings
> to ips. dns is pretty much nowhere to be found. sysisntall has
> <unknown network interface type> for ral0...
> This has always worked well for me:
that's where i got the wpa configuration from. also from man
wpa_supplicant and wpa_supplicant.conf.
my conf looks like:
psk="very secret passphrase"
wpa_supplicant with -ddd show more and more of the same with nothing
that helps me identify anything as a problem. just loops through the
same sequence of information which doesn't mean much to me.
> Adam Vande More
More information about the freebsd-questions