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Old 02-11-2004, 10:58 PM   #1
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passwd / shadow issues -- Authentication failed

Whats happening is that whenever i try to login with any username, i get Authentication Failed when i use the correct password, and incorrect login when i use the wrong one (duh). I did some searching and found people with similar problems deleting the info between the first two colens on the root line of the /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow files, but i'm only able to boot up using a knoppix cd which doesn't give me write rights to those files. How do i get grub to dump me to a command line where i can get write access or mount my HD with write access under knoppix. I'm running red hat nine, i believe its Thanks

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Old 02-12-2004, 02:16 AM   #2
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Try booting with a boot disk like tomsrtbt.
Old 02-12-2004, 08:50 PM   #3
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Anyone know how to burn that to a bootable cd from either knoppix or windows? I can get it and unpack it, but i am having trouble making a bootable disk as my machine has no floppy.


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