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Old 08-12-2003, 11:01 PM   #1
x2000koh
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can not log in


Hi linux user,
I am using debian 3. I have set up my nis server and client successfully.

at my nis client, I log in as root so that it is reading the local client machine. At my client, I have manually changed (edit) my from the root name to admin in etc/passwd.

So now my /etc/passwd is as follow :

admin:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash

(please note above root has changed to admin)

Oh ! God ! after that I logout but I can not log in using root account anymore.

But I can use other user account to login (the user account created from my nis server) . But now how can I changed the root back from admin to root at my client. so that I can log in as root.

Your help is highly apprecited.

x2000koh
 
Old 08-12-2003, 11:28 PM   #2
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Did you try your old root password and admin username? Did you try to log in with no password? If that doesn't work you could boot your CD and type rescue. I think then you could run the passwd admin command and change the password.
 
  


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