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V4.0G Install- Then won't accept root Password

Francis Ennis
Occasional Visitor

V4.0G Install- Then won't accept root Password

Hello all,

I am installing Tru64 V4.0G on a DS20E machine. There are two disks, and I
am installing across the two of them.

The installation proceeds OK, and then I rebuild the kernel. When it then
reboots and ask me to login, it will not accept the password that I gave as
part of the initial CD install screen!

Now I am sure that the password is correct...you have to double type it
anyway and it prompts you if you mess it up. So what is going wrong there?

I have tried the complete default installation, with no custom
configuration, and this works, but I end up with a UFS file system, and I
need the AdvFS capabilities on this server.

Any ideas would be appreciated.
4 REPLIES
Hein van den Heuvel
Honored Contributor

Re: V4.0G Install- Then won't accept root Password


Hmmm, you did not somehow manage to boot the wrong disk did you? Bring it down (or up ;-) to the P00>>> prompt and 'show boot*'
Check out 'boot_def_dev' vs 'booted' ?!

boot -fl=0 to stay are single user,
mount -u / (on V5 there is a mountroot script), and poke at /etc/passwd?

then init 3 or ^D to bring up all the way?

fwiw,
hein.
Johan Brusche
Honored Contributor

Re: V4.0G Install- Then won't accept root Password


Just guessing here.. maybe there is another disk containing a valid previous installation, and your booting from the wrong disk....

You will have to boot in single user mode to be able to check some data (and to set the root password )
>>> boot -fl s dk'xyz'
#bckeckrc

cd /var/adm/smlogs
The file install.cdf should contain the data that corresponds to your answers during the install. The file install.log has the log of the installation messages.

Check disklabels of other disks and check if they contain valid a-partitons and primary swap partition-b...

Johan.

_JB_
Francis Ennis
Occasional Visitor

Re: V4.0G Install- Then won't accept root Password

Hi Guys,

Just to say thanks for your ideas.

I resolved the problem by dropping to single-user mode, changing the root password, and then booting back up.

Why this should be necessary I don't know, but it is fixed now.

Thanks!
Pieter 't Hart
Honored Contributor

Re: V4.0G Install- Then won't accept root Password

maybe there was a mismatch between the "hashed passwd" and the text version of /etc/passwd file
The installation only changes the editable /etc/passwd


Pieter