> > i wanted to change the shell for user root to bash. > > in the freebsd online handbook i found this command: > > > > # echo "/usr/local/bin/bash" >> /etc/shells > > > > > > but what i didnt know at this moment, that i have to install bash > > before. > > so i logged of as user root and get now on login the following error: > > > > su: /usr/local/bin/bash: No such file or directory > > > > can anybody please help me ... > > thanx > > Been there, done that, I sympathize with you. > The proper way to have done that would be: > Install bash > As root, type chsh > That will open vi, or your configured editor. > Then change the shell line to: /usr/local/bin/bash > > Alternately, you can, as root, type: > Chpass -s /usr/local/bin/bash root > This aviods opening vi and the editing I mentioned above. > > As far as recovering from this problem, I'm kinda a newbie myself, when > I did that, I finally re-installed. Maybe someone can point you to the > easy way to fix it.
Reboot the machine. At the `boot:' prompt do : boot -s When it asks for a shell accept /bin/sh (or specify it) Mount all OS partitions (e.g. `mount -a -t ufs') Fix the password file. (us vipw if you can) reboot. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"