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Re: [SLE] Root password corrupt?
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 07:25:58 -0400
  • Message-id: <1117106758.9074.0.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, 2005-05-26 at 01:26 -0400, suse_gasjr4wd@xxxxxxx wrote:
> Problem box-
> Standard install...not too much funky but all suse stuff. 9.0 - all patches
> Dell Precision 420
> 2XPIII's 867(?)
> 512 ram
> Onboard SCSI
> (On APC battery backup)
>
> This is the third time I can't log in as admin on this box. I figured the
> first time I forgot the password, the second time I made it simple (it's a
> internal file server for a few people) but this third time I wrote it down!
> During the installs, it asks me if I want to encrypt the passwords, I hit
> yes. Is that a mistake? I don't remember exactly what type of encryption it
> asks to use.
> I'm getting tired of doing reinstalls. I'm running 9.0 on this box. Has
> anyone else had this issue? Luckily the shares are on another drive...I
> don¹t even share the boot drive.
>
> Even sitting right in front of the box, my password doesn't work. (and yes,
> I checked caps lock) ;\
> It isn't anyone messing with it. I'm basically the only one messing with it.
>
> The box runs fine...stock Dell...but it has to be corruption...
>
> *Would changing keyboards and mice all the time affect it? I don¹t keep them
> connect until I need to...most of the time it's up and running...and I may
> not use the same ones.
>
>
> Anything before I reinstall the OS???
>
>
Try to ssh into the box first, just in case it is a problem with
unplugging the keyboard.

--
Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998

"The day Microsoft makes something that doesn't suck is probably
the day they start making vacuum cleaners." -Ernst Jan Plugge


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