On Monday 09 July 2007 04:06:01 pm Jean-Paul Natola wrote: > OOOPSS- > > I got mergemaster to run- but now that the system restarted the root > password and my password are invalid- > > I can ONLY start in single user mode- > > I still do have level 0 dump of 5.4 on my network is this my only option > ?
It's always wise to back up /etc before running mergemaster to cover just this type of mistake. In this case I'm guessing you replaced your /etc/master.passwd with the default one. From single-user mode, set the root password using the "passwd" utility. You will probably need to re-add your user account and any others that aren't part of the system default. I would grab /etc/master.passwd from your backup and do a line-by-line comparison with the file currently installed on your system. When re-adding users, be sure to use the same UID's and GID's so that file permissions will be correct. See man pw for details. Alternatively, you could replace /etc/master.passwd with the copy from your backup and run mergemaster again. This time pay attention and actually merge the file. JN _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"