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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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