Root account GONE

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Sun Nov 7 19:28:09 UTC 2004

On Sun, Nov 07, 2004 at 01:08:24PM -0500, Travis Newman wrote:

> I can't su -. I can't sudo. I can't login as root. I can't add users 
> because that needs a root account. I don't remember deleting the root 
> account, but it's not there anymore. Whenever I try to sudo it says 
> there's no passwd file for root, and obviously I can't make that passwd 
> file without root. Graaarr. Is there anything I can do or am I screwed?

How did your system get into this state?

You should be able to correct it by booting into recovery mode from the GRUB

 - mdz

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