Problem in changing password
jjrboucher at gmail.com
Tue Oct 9 13:22:03 UTC 2007
On 10/8/07, Roopnarine, Peter <proopnarine at calacademy.org> wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: fedora-list-bounces at redhat.com on behalf of mostafa
> Sent: Mon 10/8/2007 8:07 PM
> To: For users of Fedora
> Subject: Problem in changing password
> Dear all,
> I have a problem in changing root's password form command line in Fedora
> 7, it gives a message; (User not known to the underlying authentication
> Thanks a lot
> Are you already logged in as root?!
Peter's question raises a valid point when requesting assistance. Can
you please provide the context in which this is happening. Are you
logged in as root? su to root? su - to root? Can you provide the
sceen output of what you are trying to do (perhaps via using the
script command to capture the commands and output.
Also I gather you confirmed that the root account exists in
/etc/passwd and /etc/shadow? Can you post same (minus the hash for
the password of course)?
And of course we are assuming a standalone system with no other method
of authentication beyond a default F7 install. Is that correct?
Without this info you may be left with either no suitable answer or
having to try a bunch of suggestions that would have been avoided has
the info been provided when stating your problem.
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