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Re: Root account desactivated
From: sil <jesus () resurrected us>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 17:50:08 -0500 (EST)



If you have sudo on the machine you can try doing something like

sudo sed 's/\/sbin/\/nologin/\/bin\/bash/g' /etc/passwd >> /tmp/passwd|\
mv /tmp/passwd /etc/passwd



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On Thu, 11 Mar 2004, MARTIN M. B?noni wrote:

Hi community!

I have a really stupid trouble: on a Redhat 9.0, the line matching the root
account in the file /etc/passwd has been changed from ".../bin/bash" to
".../sbin/nologin". We have the root password, but when performing a "su"
command, the system replies that the account is not currently available.

So the question is: how from an user's account and knowing the root's
password but having the root account disabled can we reactivate this root's
account?

Any suggestion would be appreciated, I do not want to reinstall the box :(

Thanks a lot in advance!

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