[K12OSN] unable to console login

Huck dhuckaby at paasda.org
Tue Dec 27 18:54:30 UTC 2005

don't by chance have BackupPC running somewhere that you could restore 
the backup from say a day or two before you started 'fiddling' ??

if not...I highly recommend it ;) It has saved my tail a few times =)


cisna-barry at wc235.k12.il.us wrote:
> Hello List,
> I've run into the " can not log into the console"syndrome.
> I was trying to setup,,the LDA ( localdev) scripts,on one server that i
> havent done much ,"updating" on,, and after making changes.. i can no
> longer log into console on this machine under any username,,including
> root:(.
> I CAN however log in through webmin with no probs under any one of the
> accounts that i have on this server( that i had also enabled in Webmin).
> I looked at my /password/shadow.files and they look right.
> I went back and undid the changes i had entered,,as far as
> scripts,,,etc,,for the LDA support( even though I dont think this could
> have anything to do with it.)
> A while back i did try ,,just for practice to see if i could do the
> "single user" login,,from the # 1 Cd of FC3,( in case the root password
> beacame corrupted),,and never could get that to work,,so I think I m sol.,
> in doing this routine.
> I honestly think,, my usernames /passwords..are still in tact,,do to the
> fact I can use these names to log into the same box,,through Webmin.
> I read a a week back,,about the "rootkit hunter" program,,and was going to
> try that,out,just for practice,and never got around to it.
> Does anyone have any ideas,,on troubleshooting this scenario?
> Another strange thing> when this started happening,I walked down to the
> server room ( after finding out I could no longer log into this server)
> and that particular server was rebooting:(,,,This server IS on a APC power
> supply..uh oh?..
> Thanks for any ideas,,
> Barry Cisna
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