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Old 01-10-2006, 03:31 PM   #1
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Exclamation URGENT (server down) : All account disabled ! (and also root)

Hi there,

My problem is the following :
- my Linux box (Mandriva 10.2) is running without pb for 6 month (so I don't need to log on it during this time),
- yesterday a file system full pb occured, and I try to log with ssh, with the console and with WebMin. But all account and also the root account has been disabled !

1. How can I log in in root the reactivate the accounts ?
2. how can I desactivate this feature (I never want my account disabled) ?

P.S : when login with ssh, the server asks me to change the password. But the ssh connection is closes before I succeed to change the password.

I cannot access the Linux partitions in a window environnement.

Thank's for help.
Old 01-10-2006, 03:42 PM   #2
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Please do not mark threads as urgent. it may be a priority for you, but it's not fair to try to demand instant support from a community who kindly donate their time to help others with no financial rewards or other gains.
Old 01-10-2006, 03:57 PM   #3
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Boot off the Mandriva install CD, go into rescue mode, mount the root partition and delete some unnecessary files (overgrown log files perhaps?). You can also edit the /etc/shadow file to reset passwords while you're there.


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