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mylo2003 08-31-2003 05:34 PM

Am I totally screwed?

I think i just made a newbie mistake or I was evily hacked to death!!! Please help!

I did some changes to my account in Redhat 9.2, now, once i rebooted the box, it tells me that my account has expired and to contact the system administrator!!! WTF? I just added my account to all these different groups...

So, i think, not to worry, just login with the su password right?


It tells me that it is an incorrect username and password!!!

How can I get back into my box!!!


MiscGeek 08-31-2003 05:55 PM

What changes did you make to your account and how did you make them?

You say you can't login as root? That's not a good sign I'm afraid :(


MasterC 08-31-2003 06:03 PM

Where'd you get RedHat 9.2, or did I miss something? I don't think 9.1 has been released yet...

Do you mean a different distro?

Try to get in through rescue mode to reset the root password:


KneeLess 08-31-2003 06:23 PM

I think when you edited your account you added an expiration date. That would cause your account to say that. *Chuckles*

Well, your sure you logged on like this right?

Username: root

And put your correct root password in right? Because you said 'su password' and I'm not sure what you mean. ;)

mylo2003 09-01-2003 09:32 AM


i was logging in as su!!

Silly newbie me!

Thx for saving my life Kneeless!! woohoo!

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