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Old 05-17-2011, 01:32 AM   #1
rramesh1
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"Login incorrect" error after boot - no password prompted


I have built a linux image based on kernel 2.6.32.10. The image boots up fine & at the login prompt when I enter the login Id - the
system doesnt prompt for password - instead throws an error message "Login incorrect".

mygway login: admin
Login incorrect

login: root
Login incorrect

From all the search I did, I narrowed this down to be a pam configuration issue. Can someone please correct me where I am wrong (I am
suspecting system-auth):

I checked that the /etc/securetty has an entry "/dev/ttyS0" to allow root to logon via serial console - so I ruled out this file to
be a cause for that error.

Few files that I am not entirely sure are as below:

1) /etc/pam.d/login

sudo cat login
#%PAM-1.0
auth optional /lib/security/pam_securetty.so
auth required /lib/security/pam_stack.so service=system-auth
auth required /lib/security/pam_nologin.so
account optional /lib/security/pam_stack.so service=system-auth
password required /lib/security/pam_stack.so service=system-auth
session optional /lib/security/pam_stack.so service=system-auth
session optional /lib/security/pam_console.so

2) /etc/pam.d/other

$ sudo cat other
#%PAM-1.0
auth required pam_deny.so
auth required pam_warn.so
account required pam_deny.so
account required pam_warn.so
password required pam_deny.so
password required pam_warn.so
session required pam_deny.so
session required pam_warn.so

3) /etc/pam.d/passwd


[gwfs]$ sudo cat passwd
#%PAM-1.0
auth include system-auth
account include system-auth
password include system-auth

4) /etc/pam.d/runuser

[gwfs]sudo cat runuser
#%PAM-1.0
auth sufficient pam_rootok.so
session optional pam_keyinit.so revoke
session required pam_limits.so
session required pam_unix.so

5) /etc/pam.d/system-auth

sudo cat system-auth
#%PAM-1.0
# This file is auto-generated.
# User changes will be destroyed the next time authconfig is run.
auth required /lib/security/pam_env.so
auth sufficient /lib/security/pam_unix.so likeauth nullok
auth required /lib/security/pam_deny.so

account required /lib/security/pam_unix.so

password required /lib/security/pam_cracklib.so retry=3 type=
password sufficient /lib/security/pam_unix.so nullok use_authtok md5 shadow
password required /lib/security/pam_deny.so

session required /lib/security/pam_limits.so
session required /lib/security/pam_unix.so

There are few other files like runuser-l, sshd, su, su-l

Here is my /etc/shadow:

bin:*:12204:0:99999:7:::
daemon:*:12204:0:99999:7:::
adm:*:12204:0:99999:7:::
nobody:*:12204:0:99999:7:::
rpm:!!:12204:0:99999:7:::
ntp:!!:12204:0:99999:7:::
ident:!!:12204:0:99999:7:::
named:!!:12204:0:99999:7:::
admin:1$$FJ/PrZEx$0Jj4z565rjS35v5yIy14s/:14453::::::
root:$1$44rrX1z3$5F6hZhHjNkW38WbPYhHfm/:13794::::::
sshd:*:12079::::::

/etc/passwd:

admin::0:0:admin:/home/admin:/bin/bash
root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash
bin:x:1:1:bin:/bin:/sbin/nologin
daemon:x:2:2:daemon:/sbin:/sbin/nologin
adm:x:3:4:adm:/var/adm:/sbin/nologin
nobody:x:99:99:Nobody:/:/sbin/nologin
rpm:x:37:37::/var/lib/rpm:/bin/bash
ntp:x:38:38::/etc/ntp:/sbin/nologin
ident:x:98:98ident user:/:/sbin/nologin
named:x:25:25:Named:/var/named:/bin/false
sshd:*:27:27:sshd privsep:/var/empty:/sbin/nologin


/Ramesh
 
Old 05-17-2011, 07:13 AM   #2
robeich
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try
login: su

or
login:su admin
 
Old 05-17-2011, 09:48 AM   #3
rramesh1
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Didnt work, get the same error!
 
Old 05-17-2011, 09:56 AM   #4
paulsm4
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Hi -

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=531341

Please check your /etc/pam.d/login file, it's probably missing a line
like this:
Code:
auth       optional   pam_faildelay.so  delay=3000000
 
Old 05-17-2011, 10:37 AM   #5
rramesh1
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Thanks for response.

I added that line, I hit the same error, but it takes a 3 second delay to display that because of that change - but I am trying to find why I get this error "login incorrect"
 
Old 05-22-2011, 12:39 PM   #6
rramesh1
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Okay.. I figured it out:

I took a vanilla linux rootfs - made a recursive copy of

/usr/lib
/lib

from the vanilla linux rootfs to my target image rootfs:

Also, replaced the etc/login.defs, etc/shadow, etc/passwd and etc/group

I was able to login - In a second pass exercise, I narrowed it down to some missing dependent shared libraries. If someone is struggling with similar symptoms in future - please keep a tab on the /lib & /usr/lib

Phew!!
 
  


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