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Old 05-10-2006, 08:24 PM   #1
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Lightbulb root has no shell how do i get out of this

this what iv tried from user mode
bash-3.00$ su root chsh root /bin/bash
No shell
bash-3.00$ su root chsh root default
No shell
this what happening
bash-3.00$ su
Cannot execute evzenptacek: No such file or directory
how do i get out of this?anybody knows?
P.S. its a Slackware 10.2

Last edited by evzen; 05-10-2006 at 08:27 PM.
Old 05-10-2006, 09:01 PM   #2
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Do you have sudo configured? If so use that to gain root permissions and then edit /etc/passwd to give root a shell. If you can't use sudo, then you'll have to boot from a live CD and mount your root partition somewhere and do that same thing in /etc/passwd.
Old 05-10-2006, 10:06 PM   #3
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'su -l -s /bin/bash'


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