-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 On Wednesday 20 August 2003 11:17 am, Joshua Oreman wrote: > On Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 04:26:24PM +0300 or thereabouts, Jimmy Kimanzi wrote: > > Hi > > > > I used the kuser utility in KDE to add a user to the wheel group > > and it seems to have deleted the root account and I can't login > > as root now . Anyone know how I can fix this ? > > I'm running FreeBSD 5.1 - RELEASE and KDE 3.1.2. > > Try <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<F1>, then login as root. I think kuser probably > forgot to run pwd_mkdb -- lucky for you :-) > > If that doesn't work, follow the instructions for a "forgotten root > password" ('tis in the FAQ). When you're in single user mode, try > `grep root /etc/master.passwd'. If something comes back, type > `passwd root' to reset root's password. If nothing comes back, > you'll have to add a line for root manually in /etc/master.passwd. > Then run pwd_mkdb /etc/master.passwd. Whatever you do, type `exit' > or <Ctrl>+D now.
I had a friend that had something similar happen to him after installing kuser, it hadn't actually deleted the root account, but it did expire it (which disallowed root logins). Took him quite a while to figure out. - -Mark -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.2.2 (FreeBSD) iD8DBQE/Q8ekF/yyV91po54RAgHOAKDcqdD9MmnByW5joLR2vsAuzZTu7QCgitYP SNmRlbiZL3N7BtM2EyKNiLM= =SMK4 -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"