[K12OSN] Can't log in as root at all. (Using SMB-LDAP)
krsnendu at orcon.net.nz
Mon Jul 25 02:49:10 UTC 2005
I was not able to log in as root until just now. I decided to turn off nscd
to see what would happen. Guess what? Now I did su from terminal and got
into root account. Yippee!!! I don't know if turning off nscd had anything
to do with it but it is working so I am happy.
From: Krsnendu dasa [mailto:krsnendu at orcon.net.nz]
Sent: Friday, 22 July 2005 11:03 a.m.
To: 'Jon Spriggs'; 'Support list for opensource software in schools.'
Subject: RE: [K12OSN] Can't log in as root at all. (Using SMB-LDAP)
I used the rescue disk and created ln -s
Now when I try to log in as root it goes directly to the message "The system
administrator has disabled your account."
I have got a feeling this has something to do with SMBLDAP, but I don't know
where to start looking.
From: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:k12osn-bounces at redhat.com] On Behalf
Of Jon Spriggs
Sent: Tuesday, 19 July 2005 6:26 p.m.
To: Support list for opensource software in schools.
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Can't log in as root at all. (Using SMB-LDAP)
Firstly, to quote Douglas Adams:- Don't panic!
Next, try running this command
su -c 'ln -s /root /home/root'
If that doesn't work, try rebooting the box and editing the boot line
for your kernel (in Grub) adding the letter S (with a space before it)
on the end. This takes it into single-user mode, where you can type ln
-s /root /home/root
If that doesn't work, reboot from any redhat or fedora based disk, and
enter recovery mode. This is one of the boot options, and should be
Hope that helps :)
On 19/07/05, Krsnendu dasa <krsnendu at orcon.net.nz> wrote:
> I don't know if I did something but I can't log in as root at all. Not
> through su, not through ssh, not from a terminal not from using remote
> with cygwin and not even directly at the server.
> The message I get is "Your home directory is listed as: '/home/root' but
> does not appear to exist. Do you want to log in with the / (root)
> as your home directory? It is unlikely that anything will work unless you
> use a failsafe session."
> When I choose yes it says, "The system administrator has disabled your
> I am using SMB-LDAP.
> I need to access the root account. What should I do?
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