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Security Database Corrupt

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Alvescot
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Security Database Corrupt

I have a problem with an ES40 running Tru64 v4.0f. The administrator forgot the root password, shutdown the box and rebooted to single user mode. when the passwd command was issued to change the password they get a message back saying "Security Database is Corrupt". Does anyone have any ideas on how to recover from this. We did a vipw to re-hash and also bcheckrc to mount the filesystems, but no joy.
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Ann Majeske
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Re: Security Database Corrupt

Are you running Enhanced Security?
If so, try running authck.
If not, try just deleting /etc/passwd.pag and /etc/passwd.dir

Ann
Alvescot
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Re: Security Database Corrupt

Ann, Thanks very much for the info

authck provided the information I needed to get back into the system