On 09/07/07, Jean-Paul Natola <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > On Mon, Jul 09, 2007 at 01:29:44PM -0700, Chuck Swiger wrote: > > On Jul 9, 2007, at 1:25 PM, Peter Boosten wrote: > > > > > >Having read this I must admit that it's a complete mystery to me why > > >mergemaster would touch your password file at all... > > > > 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 > > databases somehow? > > Yes, exactly. Have to *merge* the changes into /etc/master.passwd rather > than brute force overwrite. > > Notice the difference from my first post in this thread, the file which > was clobbered is /etc/master.passwd, not just /etc/passwd which is a > dummy > > > 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 /bin/sh > > I hit enter and I see the same message again , and again , and again and > again
Try typing /rescue/sh -- -- I'll try that in the am- I am just about finished configuring a new server ( well a replacement drive in the box)- since I have all my important info; Config files cf files etc.. saved, I should be done pretty soon. But I will definitely try your method just to satisfy my curiosity _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"