Guest wahro02 Posted March 4, 2010 Report Share Posted March 4, 2010 Morning folks - We are running Mandrake MNF 8.2. Recently, the root password expired and was changed at the console. After changing it, it no longer worked, even the previous password. I could not boot into single-user mode, as it asked for a "maintenance password". I had to boot with a Linux live CD and edit /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow to blank out the root password. This allowed me to enter single-user mode, as it no longer asked me for a maintenance password. At the prompt, I did passwd to reset the root password. Rebooted. The password still did not work when trying to log in as root at the console command line (no GUI). However - the new password does work as the maintenance password and also works when I issue the reboot command as a user. It does not work when I try to sudo though. In summary: - root password works for single user maintenance mode - root password works when I issue reboot command as a user - root password does not work when I try to log in as root at the console Any thoughts on what the problem might be? Regards - Robert Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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