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Old 10-31-2007, 11:25 PM   #1
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Cannot login on console

I have inherited a linux box (mandriva/mandrake) where I cannot login on the console. When I enter the username (normal user or root) and hit the enter key, the login prompts returns without even asking for a password.

Since I can ssh remotely, I tried to look for logs which may throw some light on this issue, but I didn't find anything.

Any pointers on this issue would be very helpful.

Thanks !
Old 10-31-2007, 11:37 PM   #2
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I don't know why you would want to run someone else's installation. Who knows what problems you've also inherited! It would be better if you did a fresh install. Does the prompt change? It could be passwords are been disabled.


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