> > Thanks, Sunil for the steps, but I have tried that already. > > When I get to the # prompt in single user mode, I cannot use > the passwd command. I get the error;; > > passwd: error opening database: /etc/pwd.db: Permission denied > passwd: /etc/master.passwd: unchanged >
Sort of sounds like you didn't remount root. When you come up in single user, root is mounted without write permission. You need to remount it. mount -u / will do it although supposedly doing a mount -a will effectively include that step as well. Still, we always do the extra step, maybe for old times. ////jerry > and permissions are as follows; > > # ls -tld /etc > drwxr-xr-x 17 root wheel 2560 Aug 28 09:16 /etc > > # ls -tld /etc/pwd.db > drw---r-- 1 root wheeel 40960 Aug 28 09:12 /etc/pwd.db > > I -can- execute vipw and change passwords. It updates all the files > master.passwd, spwd.db, passwd, and pwd.db without error. > > > > __________________________________ > Do you Yahoo!? > The New Yahoo! Search - Faster. Easier. Bingo. > http://search.yahoo.com > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"