Help! Red hat doesn't recognize any usernames!
diabeticithink at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 8 09:51:14 EDT 2009
It's Red Hat Enterprise 4, and it's local Authentication. (No Ldap.) It's
After it crashed, it came up, but doesn't recognize any usernames at all. I
did a repair, and looked at the /etc/passwd file and it was fine. It seems
the system cannot read from the file. I checked permissions, reset them, on
that and the shadow file, and still, the system cannot recognize logons.
Is there a daemon that is used for this that may not be starting up?
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On Behalf Of Allen Chen
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 11:48 AM
To: Rajiv.baxi at netzero.net; General Red Hat Linux discussion list
Subject: Re: Help! Red hat doesn't recognize any usernames!
Rajiv.baxi at netzero.net wrote:
> Are you able to boot to a Redhat CD?
> Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Anne Moore" <diabeticithink at yahoo.com>
> Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 16:49:05
> To: 'General Red Hat Linux discussion list'<redhat-list at redhat.com>
> Subject: Help! Red hat doesn't recognize any usernames!
> Hi All,
> My server crashed. Now when I boot it up, just about all
> services/daemons that depend on any username, won't start because it
> doesn't recognize the username. I can also no longer logon as root or
> any other username because Red Hat doesn't recognize that the "user
> Does anyone have any ideas on how to troubleshoot or fix this very odd
> issue? My entire server is down because of it, which means 450 people
> can not logon to my network.
> I've fixed the file system, and now it has no errors. The Haldaemon
> won't start, nor the message bus, or atd, or many others.
> Thank you for your help!
which authentication do you use? local password or ldap server?
what version of Redhat?
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