techniques to fix damaged systems
Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak
mjc at avtechpulse.com
Thu Sep 18 17:19:49 UTC 2008
Todd Denniston wrote:
> Might have been useful to see the actual error message(s).
[root at adama ~]# su - mjc
su: warning: cannot change directory to /home/mjc: Permission denied
su: /bin/bash: Permission denied
The same thing happens to all users, except root. Something is badly
broken in the login process. X does not start, and text console logins
> does /etc/nologin exist?
> try looking at `man rpm`
> rpm -verify -a
> At least this might reduce the reinstall you do.
Thanks! That's a useful trick to know.
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