[K12OSN] unable to console login
brian at portsmouth-college.ac.uk
Tue Dec 27 19:09:40 UTC 2005
I had this once, I just restarted the nscd deamon via webmin & I was
OK.After that I stop nscd completely as it always seemed to cause
> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> supply..uh oh?..
>> Thanks for any ideas,,
>> Barry Cisna
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