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Old 01-21-2005, 08:30 AM   #1
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Unhappy login incorrect before password

hi all,
i have a problem.. When i log onto my system then before asking password it says "Login Incorrect".

Localhost login : root
Login Incorrect

Why it is so???
I have passwd, shadow, securetty in /etc/ and also there are some files in /etc/pam.d/ also there is a link in /lib/security, if it is related to this problem.

Does somebody knows abt this prob. plz reply
Old 01-21-2005, 08:32 AM   #2
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maybe login is incorrect?
Old 01-21-2005, 08:55 AM   #3
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Did you set a password for root?
Old 01-21-2005, 09:26 AM   #4
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Can you log into other accounts on the server OK?
Is this just on the console (i.e. locally attached monitor)?
Have you tried connecting remotely (e.g. by ssh) and seeing if there is any difference?

What do the logs say (look for recently accessed files in /var/log - if your login is being rejected, one of the log files should give a clue why).
Old 01-22-2005, 02:35 AM   #5
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Cool Login Incorrect before password problem details

Actually I m making a diskless system and for which I copied files of /etc in initrd. Now when login prompt appears it doesn't accept any login. There may be missing some files. I hav already copied

Any more file left ????
Does anybody know abt it...


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