--- Jerry McAllister <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > 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.
While I believe the problem was in the permissions, -somewhere- I don't think it was as you are suggesting, becuase I -did- have enough permission to completely remove /etc and replace it with a backup /etc directory I had. I the end, I did a minimal install which over-wrote the basic boot files, and that did it. thanks for your comments - __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! SiteBuilder - Free, easy-to-use web site design software http://sitebuilder.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"