Ok, I think I found the problem but I need help
I re did the linux rescue and this is what it said when it started.
Your sytem has been mounted under
Press enter to get to the shell. If you would like to make your system the root environment run the command
The sytem will reboot automatically exit the shell
I pressed ok and it went to a command "sh-2.05#"
From here I went to
and this is what passwd said
As I said before I was editing this file on a windows machine on my LAN when I was trying to setup proftpd. I luckily had this passwd file on my windows machine and this is what it said
xfs:x:43:43:X Font Server:/etc/X11/fs:/bin/false
rpc:x:32:32:Portmapper RPC user:/:/bin/false
rpcuser:x:29:29:RPC Service User:/var/lib/nfs:/sbin/nologin
nfsnobody:x:65534:65534:Anonymous NFS User:/var/lib/nfs:/sbin/nologin
marc:x:501:501::/var/ftp/marc:/bin/false <-- this was the ftp user that I added with bin/flase
As you can see the 'root" is missing an 'x" so I went to pico and edited the file within rescue. i have never done this before so I am not sure if I am doing it right
Anyways I told it to save the buffer over the curent /etc/passwd file with the "x" there
I rebooted and again it said CANNOT START YOUR SHELL, IT COULD BE THAT THE SYSTEM ADMIN ...........
It lloks like the password is ok but it wont atart the KDE or GNOME
I went back to linux recue cd'd over the /etc/passwd and again it did not take , it still says
So it looks like whin I am saving the file in pico, the file is not saving
Do I have to do something else to edit and then save that file so I can change it to read