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Re: Cannot login as root, was: Anaconda for F9 doesn't install kernel...



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
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