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Old 04-09-2003, 07:38 AM   #1
Registered: May 2002
Location: Shanghai, PRC
Distribution: RedHat 6.2 | 7.2 | 8 | 9|3
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Angry What can I do if there's no chance to input the passwd?

Hi all,

I can't login to my RedHat 7.2 box now (locally). When the system finished booting, I could see the prompt to enter the username. After I entered my username, I strike "Enter" as usual. Then it did NOT ask me for the password as usual, but returned back to the prompt for username. Finally, I found whatever characters I input as a username, it would return back to ask for username again, without any other message.
BTW: I can boot the system into single mode. But I don't know what I can do to rescue it.
Please give me some advice. Many thanks.

Old 04-09-2003, 07:59 AM   #2
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Location: London, England
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Boot into single user mode, change the root password, then reboot in multiuser mode and fix your other accounts.



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