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  1. #1

    Exclamation unable to login

    i am learning linux from my friend. with that he made a boot issue.with that the error msg is no login shell & permission denied..
    in single user mode i tried these following steps..
    new pass abc
    retype pass abc
    again the same no login shell & permission denied error i got
    then i gave
    chmod 777 /etc/passwd

    chage -I never root
    chage -E never root

    then checked to passwd file first line it

    then when i gave chattr -i /etc/passwd

    it shows an permisssion denied error

    at last i deleted root acc by deleting first line have root entry in /etc/passwd, /group , /shadow & created new account named root & setted passwd then
    chmod 777 to /etc/passwd , /group , /shadow file
    this time also it shows permission denied error with chattr command

    & same login error
    can some one help me ...............

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux
    Welcome to the forums!

    At this point, I'd personally recommend a fresh install. You shouldn't have to change permissions on files simply to login on a properly installed system.

    In the future, if you want to reset root or user passwords, you can use this HowTo for doing so.

    Hope it works out well for you.

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