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Old 08-23-2003, 02:35 AM   #1
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Unhappy .... Can Not Login anymore - Account Expired (help!)


Yesterday I have been playing with the user accounts and set my expiration date to 2008.

This morning however I was not able to login anymore (account expired).... does anybody know how I login as su or any other way to get access to the system again (only created one account .. and su)

Thanks a zillion..................

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Old 08-23-2003, 02:47 AM   #2
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Boot in single user mode.
- When you get your lilo prompt use type linux single
 
Old 08-23-2003, 02:50 AM   #3
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Kossak, thanks for giving me some hope ...how do you boot in single mode?
 
Old 08-23-2003, 02:58 AM   #4
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Reboot your computer;
When you get LILO... press shift;
Press TAB to see your available boot images;
type the leftmost followed by a space and single (the word single);
ENTER;
Then you'll be prompted to type root's password;
That way you get a login so you can fix what you've done;


I'm assuming you're using LILO as your boot manager.
If you're using GRUB I think it's the same way but I'm not sure.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 03:03 AM   #5
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Hmm not sure what boot manager I am using but GRUB sound more familiar to me ... gonna give it a try and see how far I get
 
Old 08-23-2003, 03:07 AM   #6
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This might help if you're using grub:

https://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/...ng-single.html
 
Old 08-23-2003, 03:39 AM   #7
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Hi Kossak,


in Grub bootmanager edited the second line (kernel /vllinux ...) and added single and then booted.

Got a command line in which I can do many things (I guess:-)).... But I need to find a CLI command to create a new account or change my old one ...

Do you have suggestion? (will check the archives as well)
 
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New account:
adduser <username>

Delete old user:
deluser <username>
 
Old 08-23-2003, 04:47 AM   #9
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Got it working again ..... generated a tempaccount user with no password set. Make all the changes and deleted this temp account again ...

adduser -m -g users -p "" tempaccount

Thanks a lot for your help!!
 
Old 10-07-2003, 11:30 AM   #10
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am facing the same problem now and i just registered in this forum coz of my problem and am looking forward to c ur help

I think am using GRUB !!

I had done what in this link but nothing happen

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_kossak_


This might help if you're using grub:

https://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals...ing-single.html

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I just end with a line which i think i can type many commands.

also i try to adduser or deluser but i couldnt

can some1 please spicify the steps for me !

I want to del the old account and add new one and without password if it would be possible.

waiting for ur help

I just used it for 1 night ! how sad is this


Al Me..
 
Old 10-08-2003, 04:52 AM   #11
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??? is anyone there to help
 
Old 10-08-2003, 10:45 AM   #12
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dont worry its ok Ive dont it finally
 
  


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