-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 On Saturday 04 October 2003 11:27 am, Mikko Työläjärvi wrote: > On Sat, 4 Oct 2003, Eric F Crist wrote: > > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > > Hash: SHA1 > > > > Hello, > > > > I'm sure you're all getting sick of my being so vocal, but here goes > > anyway. > > > > I was messing around as root in KDE and found the KUser application. I > > tried adding a user (my girlfriend), and when done, nobody could log in. > > I managed > > Mmm... GUIs. > > > to boot into single user, which logged me in a toor. I had to mount the > > file systems r/w and finally got my username's password reset, after > > finding a bunch of format errors in the /etc/master.passwd file. My > > problem is that the was no root user listed, just toor and all the > > others. How can I change > > If your machine has been up and running for a while, you will have > backup files in /var/backup. Have a look at > /var/backups/master.passwd.bak. If it looks contains everything you want, > copy it to /etc/master.passwd. Otherwise just edit /etc/master.passwd and > add the root entry. The default one without password looks like: > > root::0:0::0:0:Charlie &:/root:/bin/csh > > Then run "pwd_mkdb -p /etc/master.passwd" and you're back in business. > > > this? Also, I've set the console as insecure, so it's going to ask me > > for a root password. > > This is controlled in the file "/etc/ttys". > > $.02, > /Mikko
Mikko, Thanks for the reply. I found what you spoke of as you were probably sending this reply. That's exactly what worked. However, the /etc/ttys file isn't editable if you're not root, so I simply changed my uid to 0 from single user to edit these things. (turns out i didn't set the insecure mode correctly, anyways. Thanks for the help! - -- Eric F Crist AdTech Integrated Systems, Inc (952) 403-9000 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.2.3 (FreeBSD) iD8DBQE/fvnUWxy3JtXvWloRAqF+AJ9TN5Juqv5jj4hKPx+2P/EdMBmFiwCgs0WJ PY1xlKG/e0lT3AYiOsXha1s= =wEoj -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"