Re: can't log in as root

Subject: Re: can't log in as root
From: Dan Burcaw (
Date: Fri Jan 21 2000 - 19:39:13 MST

If you are using BootX, you can pass the argument: init=/bin/bash
to access your system and fix things.

> I switched to another server and transferred 10 gigs of info. Somewhere in
> the process of tarring my etc/passwd or /etc/shadow and etc/group files I can
> no longer log in as anyone not root not my user name nothing. I tried without
> password nothing. Fortunately My client's files were on the tape and that
> transferred fine to the second box that I want to use and I was able to give
> the users passwords (but only after I gave them a group identity-why is
> that?) and I even copied my etc/atalk files and everything work fine. But how
> do I acces my old box? On an IBM I could starts up with a boot disk and edit
> the etc/passwd file but how do I do it on a mac.
> Gary hostetler


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