A way to mess up recovery mode logins! Comments please?

Dennis Kaarsemaker dennis at kaarsemaker.net
Mon Jan 16 18:19:54 UTC 2006


On ma, 2006-01-16 at 17:20 +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> > Because you locked the root account silly, so you can't login as
> root ( 
> > which is what recovery mode is all about ).
> 
> The root password is locked to start with, and yet recovery mode works
> there. 

There's one big difference: passwd -l root does noet set roots shadow
password entry back to *, which is what the patched sulogin locks for.
So after setting a rootpassword and locking it again, you will have to
do this manually.

-- 
Dennis K.
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