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Old 09-02-2004, 09:04 AM   #1
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unable to login due to login expiry


i have RH9 installed with ximian desktop.after making a few changes in the user account,shut down the system.after a while i wanted to re-login,but couldnt.it says account expired.both root as well as the seperate user account r expired.somebody plz tell me a way to retrieve back my user account as well as root account
 
Old 09-02-2004, 09:25 AM   #2
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It looks like you will have to boot into single user mode (what some call Rescue Mode).

Once you get to the root prompt you type usermod -f -1 user to disable the expiration.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 10:50 AM   #3
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thanks for ur help.i rebooted from the C.D,and enterred the rescue mode.got the prompt.typed the command usermod -f -1 root.but it says the following
-e and -f requires shadow passwords


wat am i suppose to do for that.

it goes back to the prompt.where am i suppose to enter the password
 
  


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