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Old 10-20-2004, 08:34 AM   #1
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restoring passwd/group files

I copied the /etc/shadow, /etc/passwd and /etc/group files from another system onto my Fedora box, and now the system locks up at random. Is there a way to restore the files to the default ones, without having the originals? Is there a way to examine /etc/passwd and /etc/group for errors, to see if they are really causing the lockups?

What are /etc/passwd- and /etc/group-?

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Old 10-20-2004, 10:05 AM   #2
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There's no way for those files to cause a machine lockup. At worst, you would not be able to log in or see services which fail to start/work.

What are /etc/passwd- and /etc/group-?
Ordinary backup files.


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