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Naba 10-27-2008 07:17 PM

Cannot logon using root or anyother users
Cannot logon using root or anyother users

Hi All

I am running RedHat Enterprise on my server, we recently had a powerfailure on the machine, now when we boot it up, it loads up to the logon screen but when we try to logon using root or anyother username it dosen't allow,

How can i login to the this server,

Can anyone help


jailbait 10-27-2008 07:34 PM

What error message do you get when you try to log on?

Steve Stites

Naba 10-28-2008 12:51 AM

It says cannot find users or password

rizvi_iut 10-28-2008 11:17 PM

try in single user mode
you can try to login in single-usermode. then you can diagnose what's the problem with it.


Naba 10-29-2008 02:51 AM

How do i login using single-usermode

ncsuapex 10-29-2008 12:34 PM

When you boot up and you see the boot options window choose the second line and hit "e" for edit, the add a space and a 1 after then hit "b" to boot. that should put you in single user mode as root.

rizvi_iut 10-30-2008 12:54 AM

If you are using GRUB, use the following steps to boot into single-user mode:

[1] Select Red Hat Linux with the version of the kernel that you wish to boot and type e for edit. You will be presented with a list of items in the configuration file for the title you just selected.

[2] Select the line that starts with kernel and type e to edit the line.

[3] Go to the end of the line and type single as a separate word (press the [Spacebar] and then type single). Press [Enter] to exit edit mode.

[4] Back at the GRUB screen, type b to boot into single user mode.


Naba 10-30-2008 01:27 AM

Thanks ncsuapex, and thanks all

Naba 10-31-2008 12:18 AM

Thanks so much all i'm in

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