On Sun, Jun 14, 2009 at 9:06 AM, Unga<unga...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi all
> This is FreeBSD 7.2 on i386.
> After a custom compiled from sources installation, root cannot log in but 
> normal users can log in.
> Here are the messages in /var/log/messages:
> Jun 14 00:44:58 xxx login: ROOT LOGIN (root) ON ttyv0
> Jun 14 00:44:58 xxx kernel: pid 757 (login), uid 0: exited on signal 11
> Jun 14 00:45:00 xxx kernel: pid 760 (cron), uid 0: exited on signal 11 (core 
> dumped)
> Note, cron also fails.
> When try to log in, it checks the password correctly, ie. if I type a wrong 
> password for root, it says "Incorrect ...", but when type the correct 
> password, it simply come out and prompts the login prompt.
> It looks like something is missing required for the root to log in. I'm using 
> bash shell. Any ideas?

I'll make the (probably correct) assumption that you've changed root's
default shell to bash.

If so, reboot into single-user mode, and change it back.

This is one of the best reasons not to screw around with the root account.

Glen Barber
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