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password file got corrupted

ramamohan
Occasional Visitor

password file got corrupted

My password file got corrupted and i couldn't able to login to my system with any user. some i recovered to get for root user connected. i started adding existed users with same group and userids. but i couldn't able to connect with those users.. do u have any guess what could have been wrong with that
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SoorajCleris
Honored Contributor

Re: password file got corrupted

Hi,

Are you using trusted system ?

Do you have a shadow file ?

Regards,
Sooraj
"UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity" - Dennis Ritchie
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: password file got corrupted

>I couldn't able to connect with those users

Connect how, logon? Are the home directories there?
rariasn
Honored Contributor

Re: password file got corrupted

Suraj K Sankari
Honored Contributor

Re: password file got corrupted

Hi,
My password file got corrupted and i couldn't able to login to my system with any user?

Restart you server into single user and check if you have any backup copy of passwd file .
if you have then replace with passwd and reset root passwd again.
then do init 3

Suraj
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: password file got corrupted

Shalom,

console login as root should work.

From there, you can rebuild /etc/passwd or the trusted system files enough to bring the system up to restore the reset.

Assuming you have them backed up.

SEP
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