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Old 04-09-2009, 07:14 PM   #1
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Permissions on password database may be too restrictive

I am using Linux for the first time and do not yet know my way around the system.
I tried to delete the root password from the original owner of a virtually new netbook. I did this via the init=/bin/sh route, a procedure that I read on this forum. I left the 'New Password' blank and the system seemed to accept this.
I re-booted, entered my Username and Password, and received the message 'permissions on the password database may be too restrictive'. I have since managed to repeat these steps and add a root password but still cannot log on.
Can one not leave the root and user passwords blank?
Any help will need to be pretty simple and step-by-step, I fear
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