root password

Martin LORANG martin.lorang at
Wed Jul 25 09:25:43 PDT 2001


LFS version 200107022
in Chapter 6. Installing basic system software, Configuring essential
the last command is : passwd root
I get the following message :
passwd: Cannot determine your user name

My base system is SuSE 7.1 pro on a Pentium 4

The files /etc/passwd, /etc/group, /etc/shadow ar OK
The installation of shadow password suite is (may be) OK
Something else to check ?

Any ideas ?


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