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reset password for user


When I tried to reset password to my user  in HP unix it gives me this error

bmcaddm@nmssrv05: /home/bmcaddm # passwd
Changing password for bmcaddm
Old password:
New password:
Re-enter new password:
vxfs: msgcnt 810034 mesg 001: V-2-1: vx_nospace - /dev/root file system full (1         block extent)Unexpected failure. Password file unchanged. Recommend running pwck         command.
bmcaddm@nmssrv05: /home/bmcaddm # pwck
[/etc/passwd] emc:nxUcwGOmO7156:110:20::/home/emc:/sbin/sh
        Login directory not found
[/etc/passwd] mds:J/u9Jvu5RCZTc:111:20::/home/mds:/sbin/sh
        Login directory not found
[/etc/passwd] ovwebusr:*:112:107:HP OpenView TomcatB Servlet Container:/home/ovwebusr:/usr/bin/false
        Login directory not found
[/etc/passwd] tftp:*:114:108:Trivial FTP user:/home/tftp:/usr/bin/false
        Login directory not found
bmcaddm@nmssrv05: /home/bmcaddm #
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Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: reset password for user

Your "/" file system appears to be full.


Note this error: /dev/root file system full


/dev/root is another name for "/".



Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: reset password for user

A note about /dev/root:


This is a special device file that is used when the system could not boot normally. There are a number ot failures that could cause this problem which may cause a complete failure at the next restart. You should deterine the reason for the failure by looking in the current and previous syslog, looking at /etc/rc.log and /etc/rc.log.old, /etc/shutdownlog and run the command lvlnboot -v.

Bill Hassell, sysadmin