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Old 11-15-2005, 08:06 AM   #1
Tidus4Yuna
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Angry Root's account has been disable by system administrator


I am an advanced computer user, but not in linux so please be gentle

I am having issues with my Root account.

The machine was working fine the last time i used it. Now when I try to log into the linux machine with the root account, it says that the system administrator has disabled your account. I am not on a network and I am the administrator. I have not touch the account information for the Root.

Is there an easy way to recover the root account?

I am on Red Hat 9.
 
Old 11-15-2005, 08:39 AM   #2
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Sure is, unless you have protected this way boot your system in a single-user mode, and you have root login (administrator rights). Then change the root password to make sure it works,

Code:
[root@localhost]# passwd
and there you go. then reboot the machine and see if it worked. And remember, as long as you can boot in a single-user mode, you can change the root password - actually, you can do anything. So it might be a good idea to protect the system so you can't boot into single-user mode just like that (bootloader password is one help...)
 
Old 11-15-2005, 08:40 AM   #3
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You can try to acess your system with the rescue system contained on the CD/DVD.
 
Old 11-15-2005, 09:35 AM   #4
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Originally posted by b0uncer
Sure is, unless you have protected this way boot your system in a single-user mode, and you have root login (administrator rights). Then change the root password to make sure it works,

Code:
[root@localhost]# passwd
and there you go. then reboot the machine and see if it worked. And remember, as long as you can boot in a single-user mode, you can change the root password - actually, you can do anything. So it might be a good idea to protect the system so you can't boot into single-user mode just like that (bootloader password is one help...)
well its not the password that's the problem, it's the fact that it's disabled. So if i can get into s-u mode, how do I get the root account to be active again. Like I said I'm a total at this so step by step is great
 
Old 11-15-2005, 11:41 PM   #5
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so sad

once i had the same problem....i tried my best to solve the problem..i tried to change the root pass but i was unable so i re-installed the Redhat ! so i can just say that you can re-install it !
 
  


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