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Old 10-28-2006, 06:38 AM   #1
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I've set the "Turn off login" for root user in YaST :(

Ran YaST, went to User settings --> root user settings and ticked the "Turn off login" thingie...

As a result now I can't login as root anymore. Neither can I run YaST anymore (requires root login). Probably the thing i did is among the very stupid things to do...

I suppose the ONLY thing to do now is boot a live dist and edit this YaST setting for user root... IF anyone could tell me where to search for them, I am already looking, thanks in advance
Old 10-28-2006, 08:41 AM   #2
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Why not just login as a normal user, run YAST and undo the changes you made? Personally I don't see why you even need to login as root since everything you need to do as root can be done from a normal user account using YAST or the command line (using "su" to switch to root).
Old 10-31-2006, 09:09 AM   #3
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no, no login possible, shen su, it says password is WRONG. i cannot login as root even on runlevel 1. BTW I have reinstalled the system, because i dont have internet here, was unable to DL a live distro. case closed thank you


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