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Re: [SLE] Can't log in as root HELP?
  • From: Darryl Gregorash <raven@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 21:51:07 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <4511B7C5.2010204@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 20/09/06 05:34, Carl Hartung wrote:
>On Wednesday 20 September 2006 02:13, Darryl Gregorash wrote:
>
>>On 20/09/06 00:02, Peo Nilsson wrote:
>>
>>><snip>
>>>
>>>
>>>I execute ´su´ and then the *bash* shell asks for root password, when
>>>I type in the correct
>>>password the shell responds with ´incorrect password´. I´m 100% sure
>>>that the password I type
>>>is correct. Now I also have tried ´su root´ with the same result.
>>>
>>Boot into runlevel 1 (at the grub or lilo prompt, just type a '1', then
>><enter>). You should be prompted for the root password when the system
>>comes up -- if it won't take here, you are truly out of luck.
>>
>
>Hi Darryl,
>
>Wouldn't entering 'init=/bin/bash' (no quotes) at the grub boot menu result in
>the system booting to a working shell with root permissions?
I have no idea; I've never investigated init's possibilities beyond
entering a number :-)

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