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Old 04-20-2006, 05:44 PM   #1
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how to recreat user after deleting /ets/shadow


hi
as i will install fc5 tomorrow i liked to play tough with my fc4 installation ..

i did alots of things that will not even think about if i have anything to do with the current installation //like playing with boot,kernel,...//
and i could fix them and make the system bootable again .

finaly i got a thought ..

why not deleting /ets/shadow ?! and see how to recreate the users from a rescue terminal ,i did delete the file! and boom ! i couldn't do anything .. as no users can be recognized anymore .

i just wanna know is there anyway to creat a user from a rescue ?!
 
Old 04-20-2006, 05:56 PM   #2
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The only way I can think of, it to remove the user from /etc/passwd and /etc/group also, and then you should be able to put them back with adduser. You'll never get the old password back, though - you just have to pick a new one.
 
Old 04-20-2006, 06:35 PM   #3
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Or restore the file from your backups...
 
Old 04-21-2006, 07:00 PM   #4
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well ..

i couldn't add the users again ..

so i will keep away from thse files at future ..

thanx
 
Old 04-21-2006, 09:53 PM   #5
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well ..

i couldn't add the users again ..

so i will keep away from thse files at future ..
Yeah, these are the kind of files that you really want to have backups for, since they're hard to recreate.
 
Old 04-24-2006, 02:13 AM   #6
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some distros create /etc/passwd~ and /etc/shadow~ , its a backup
 
  


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