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Old 02-12-2002, 07:26 PM   #1
SuperRye
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Hi it's me again you guys are probably sick of me

As I mentioned before I got hacked so here is my question:

My system say's "Unknown user id: root" when I try to su, so I know root has been deleted
How can I restore root?


-------------------------------------------Rye
 
Old 02-12-2002, 07:55 PM   #2
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have you tried: "boot single" at the lilo prompt, and doing passwd root to change root password? Have you checked your /etc/passwd file to see if there is still a entry for root?
 
Old 02-12-2002, 08:28 PM   #3
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sorry it's linux single

these might help:

http://www.uwsg.iu.edu/edcert/sessio...oot_linux.html

http://docs.rinet.ru:8083/Slackware-....htm#Heading21
 
Old 02-13-2002, 01:12 AM   #4
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please just post the same problem to a single thread - it makes it much easier to find a solution if the information isn't spread across several threads.
 
Old 02-13-2002, 05:39 AM   #5
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Is this likley to be an attempt at cracking his box? Besides to be malicious, I assume there is no point to deleting, or making the user root in-accessible.
How would this be possible anyway? (not from a crackers point of view, but the genuine user) Is it possible that it's a configuration error, or a partition not being mounted on boot or something??

You're welcome to ignore me here, I'm just curious!

glj
 
Old 02-13-2002, 12:43 PM   #6
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it's possible to delete the root user by changing the user files in the /etc directory. that could be what happened.
 
  


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