Root password won't work (test of init/bash/lilo.config)

Stephen bagpuss at clothcat.fsbusiness.co.uk
Sun Jun 18 07:34:50 PDT 2000



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> From: Avery Fay <afay at ultranet.com>
> To: lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org
> Subject: Re: Root password won't work (test of init/bash/lilo.config)
> Date: 18 June 2000 03:09
> 
> > I've double checked the password in the documentation with
> > $LFS/etc/password and it is the same but I can't log in with lfs123.
> >
> 
> Is this a typo? It should be $LFS/etc/passwd
> If it is a typo, try deleting the password field for root in
> $LFS/etc/passwd. This will allow you to login without a password. Then
you
> can change the password with the passwd program.
> 

I think it is a typo...Ive had the same problem (and it was the passwd in
$LFS/etc/passwd

I got around it bu using a null password to logon:

root::0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash

Stephen (having fun and learning lots)
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