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Old 06-17-2008, 10:39 PM   #1
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internet doesnt work, cant fix because root password denied

I just installed YDL 6 on my ps3.

my network settings are for wired static ip.
(dhcp disabled, no wifi issue)

after installation i cannot access internet. i try to access network management and the like in the system tools but it prompts for root password and denies my password. i know my password is right, i just set the password in installation 20 minutes ago.

how do i get into these config files to fix my network settings?
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Assuming YDL is similar to other Linux's, press [CTRL][ALT][F2] to get to a terminal (tty2) and try logging in as root in the console. One thing that can cause a problem is if the character set you use is different from root's. For example accented characters might cause characters.

If you have a rescue disk the works in PS3, you can edit out root's password from /etc/shadow. (Delete the wierd stuff between the first and second colons) Then log in as root and run passwd to set the root password.
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If I remember correctly YDL uses grub like everything else, just reboot, go into single user by:

1. edit the boot entry (press e)
2. select the "kernel" line and press e again
3. go to the end of the line, hit space, and type single, and press enter
4. press b to boot

Once in single user mode, type "passwd" and change the password accordingly.

Hope this helps.


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