Stephen Pusey writes:
I am not sure if this is the right forum - but would appreciate help. I did a yum update on November 1st using a development Fedora 8. After this I rebooted the machine (a leased server) and could not ssh as root. I could access the site via webmin and by "re-enabling" the users I could then start ssh and other services. I then rebooted and found that I could not login with either ssh or with webmin. I currently have the server mounted through a gentoo CD. However, I am stumped. I think the issue may be with pamd - but everything looks fine. I also suspect xinetd. Looking at the messages logs I see a EXT-fs check was forced on the disk on a reboot.
That indicates that the disk was corrupted. You're boned.There's no real way to determine what ended up being broken, without doing a more complete, detailed analysis. There could be any number of hundreds of differents reasons why your system is screwed up.
The easiest thing to do is to just reinstall.
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