On Sun, Dec 07, 2008 at 11:04:00AM +0100, Redd Vinylene wrote: > On this dedicated box here I made the mistake of adding a comment to > root's entry in my password file: > > root:*:0:0::/root:/bin/sh # What I thought would be a harmless comment. > > Now I can't su to root. And my ISP is closed on Sundays. Is there any > way I can fix this on my own?
DO you have physical access to the machine? If so, force it to reboot - maybe by pulling the plug if you have to then bring it up in single user mode. Remount root mount -u / Then use vipw to edit the file and remove that comment and any trailing blanks on that line. Then reboot again. ////jerry > > Thanks y'all! > > -- > http://www.home.no/reddvinylene > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"