passwd : Module is unknown (Redhat 9 Enterprise Edition)

kapil.sampath at kapil.sampath at
Thu Jun 2 04:52:51 UTC 2005

Hi All,

Can anyone help me in resolving this problem. 


I use Redhat 9 Enterprise edition. I have a session in which I logged in
as a root. When I issue the command "su" from any other user it is
throwing error "su : Incorrect password", If I try to change the
password from the root session, it is throwing error "passwd : module


[root at TESTING root]# su

su: incorrect password

[root at TESTING root]# passwd

Changing password for user root.

passwd: Module is unknown

[root at TESTING root]# which passwd


[root at TESTING root]# ls /etc/passwd


[root at TESTING root]#


[root at TESTING root]# uname -a

Linux TESTING 2.4.21-4.ELsmp #1 SMP Fri Oct 3 17:52:56 EDT 2003 i686
i686 i386 GNU/Linux

[root at TESTING root]#


As a normal user other than root


[kapil at TESTING kapil]$ su

su: incorrect password

[kapil at TESTING kapil]$


Please help me in resolving this problem.



Thanks & Regards
Kapil Sampath
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