> Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 20:46:03 -0500
> From: Adam Vande More <amvandem...@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: freebsd forgets root password
> To: kalin m <ka...@el.net>
> Cc: freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
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> On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 7:56 PM, kalin m <ka...@el.net>
> wrote:
> 
> >
> >
> > hi all ....
> >
> > this is really weird.
> > i've must have set up the root password on this new
> machine i got at least
> > 5 times and after a few reboots this thing forgets
> it.
> > i have to go in single user and reset it again and
> again?!?
> >
> > what can be the reason?
> >
> 
> Couple guesses:
> 
> You keep forgetting the password
> caps lock
> 
On my BSD server, I have a keyboard with a failing shift key. This means if I 
touch-type the password one day, and "hunt&peck" the next, the result is not 
the same.

With how flimsy the entry-level keyboards are these days, it may be *almost* as 
likely ;)

Regards,

James Phillips



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