M. Fioretti wrote: > On Sat, November 15, 2008 8:28 pm, M. Fioretti wrote: > >> Now grub does boot the f9 kernel, but when I get to a console login and >> type root, it doesn't prompt me for the password. It just clears the >> screen and gives me the login prompt again. > > update: booting in single user mode and setting again the password, as > suggested in several web pages, doesn't change anything. > > I login in single user mode successfully (at least there are no errors I > see during the boot), type passwd, enter twice the new root password and I > get a "all authentication tokens were updated successfully" message. I see > that /etc/shadow is updated. But when I reboot is always the same story: > > I get the login prompt, type root, after a few seconds I get the login > prompt again, the pc never asks for a password. > > What next? > > Thanks, > Marco > > Dumb question - what is root's shell set to in /etc/passwd? # grep root /etc/passwd root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash The next step is to make sure the shell is really installed, and listed in /etc/shells. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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