On Jul 9, 2007, at 2:44 PM, Jean-Paul Natola wrote:
Because sometimes new versions of the OS come with new built-in user
accounts, which need to be added to the existing passwd or groups
Yes, exactly. Have to *merge* the changes into /etc/master.passwd
than brute force overwrite.
Notice the difference from my first post in this thread, the file
was clobbered is /etc/master.passwd, not just /etc/passwd which is a
I'M DONE now- now I cant even boot into safe or single user mode
It keeps asking me to enter full pathname of shell or RETURN for /
I hit enter and I see the same message again , and again , and
again and again
I have two thoughts for you:
One, FreeBSD should be a little easier to update, as the instructions
for doing so are mildly complicated and are buried too far within the
Two, you really should learn how to perform an update and/or recover
from system problems if it doesn't boot by working on a test system
first, and only making significant changes to a production system
once you've gotten confident you know what you are doing. Failing
that, perhaps you ought to hire a sysadmin or consultant with decent
BSD experience, and let them solve the issues so that you can focus
on other things....
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