Debian Configuration :: Root Account Not Showing At Login?
Aug 4, 2011
I just installed Debian 6 on a server and when the server powers up, it shows me all the accounts I created in order for me to choose and login under an account, except for the root account. At the colo where the server is going, they need the root account at the login screen.
I have lost my password for my root and for my user account.
Code: Select alluser@debian:~$ su Password: su: Authentication failure user@debian:~$ su Password: su: Authentication failure user@debian:~$ su
I have just installed a gust debian 8 on debian 8 host in virtualbox, and when i wonted too login as su/root on the host there where no login possible, is there a way to regain the root password for the host?
I just installed Fedora 12 on a laptop. I changed the default shell on the root account to /bin/tcsh and changed the runlevel to 3 and then rebooted. Now I can't login into the root account: it returns me immediately to the login prompt and I can't see any error message (the screen is cleared).Why is this happening?Can I boot into some sort of safe mode so I can undo my changes to the /etc/inittab and /etc/passwd file?I tried booting with a Live CD with the intention of mounting the filesystem and making the changes, but the new filesystem is a LVM and it won't let me mount it (or I don't know how to mount a Logical Volume).
We have setup Squeeze a Test machine , just for some tests, without network, Internet etc. and we need to allow root login in Gnome. We've changed /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf:[security] AllowRoot=truebut still doesn't work.
I have squeeze with gnome. Various apps let me log in as root when needed to but if I logout as a user and try to login as root it won't let me (won't authenticate password). I had this problem before and reinstalled Debian and definitely checked for it to allow me to do this and it worked for a while after new install. Apparently some update overrode my preferences. This is a major defect and may force me to abandon Debian. I don't use root often but I don't have any use for a operating system that won't let me use it. Anyone know how to correct this. I am not interested in using a terminal on a regular basis or ever for that matter.
I have a dual-boot system with windows xp and suse 11.2. The last time tried to enter to suse i couldn't login to my account ,only as root. I tried to solve this through suse dvd repair option andit detected a problem in grub. i repaired it but still nothing.Also the /home partition exists and i can access it when i login as root.
a user called, cannot login - forgot the password - common case ( 200 user system )- but this one seems to be a bit different:
user tries to log in via ssh - login/passwd incorrect, via telnet - no problem
tried a few different users on ssh - no problem... It seems the access denied applies to just a single, standard user account - only via ssh, all other users are able to login... tried also to change the passwd, no difference. beside re-creating the account, can you think about anything else? system: RHEL AS3, 2.4.21-51ELsmp
I recently made a computer for someone who decided to get a new one instead.. so i thought i'd make a server out of it lk i had it before. so i deleted their account (while on their account) and made me an account.. but now when i try to login to my account it's.. not there? such as when i type my username and pass it says i entered an invalid user/pass. any idea how i can get my user accounts back or atleast logon to this system? i know the root password if there's any way i can login under the root account.
i,m using Fedora11 since some time.... to day i hav updated my system but after updation, im unable to login my system through Gnome, but i can login by KDE as usual. now there is another problem i can,t login system throgh root account although i can access root account through terminal
This may sound a bit odd, but after installing Ubuntu Server 9.10 64-bit version, I can't seem to log in with the root account that I created. My user account works fine. I thought that I may have fat fingered the password when I created it so I ran the installer again since it takes very little time to do so. When creating the new root account password, I was very careful to type it correctly. After the install was complete, I am still unable to use the root account. I'm unable to SU from my normal user account, too. I just receive the Login incorrect error. Is there something with using root accounts with Ubuntu server that I'm missing?
On a Fedora Core box, I have a normal non-privileged user and I also have sole access to the root account. Because I am the only administrator of this box, I frequently su over to root for administrative tasks. The problem is that many of the user configuration I've become accustomed to are only configured on my day-to-day account (.vimrc, .bashrc, .screenrc, etc). Other than giving my day-to-day user account privileges to perform administration tasks, how would I go about sharing configuration between these two accounts?
How to enable Root login...i cant copy or move something on the HDD...I have administrator rights and password for root but i cant change permissions for the HDD without login on root and root login are not allowed .
I came to debian from fedora so there I used ( su - ) to become root user. So my question is that in debian, is it same using ( su ) and ( su - ) or here also using ( su - ) is preferred with slash or without slash. What is the correct and secure way in debian with full root status.
One more question relating gedit sources.list
I use as root account : gedit /etc/apt/sources.list (and then enter and sources file in gedit open)
Is this correct method or any other way as when save after changing entries inside it says error.
My dns/firewall Debian7 server (no GUI) was installed with a LDAP client.This client is now useless as no user needs to connect to that machine, so I changed PAM configuration to remove LDAP users from local users.The problem is that I can't login anymore as root or as administration user.The password is unchanged and when I try to login with it it gaves no error, but go back instantly to "login :"On the other hand, when I try a wrong password, it react as it should with an authentication failure.That's why I don't think it's a password issue.
The server still works as far as I can say no service was impacted, I just can't login anymore (and that will be an issue when it comes to some upgrade or administration...).
How do I activate networking? (I am currently logged in from Ubuntu on another computer). I installed Debian Squeeze on an iMac 7.1 (which works perfectly well with ubuntu) from the netinstall CD (today's daily build), and of course I deactivated root login, coming from ubuntu. Now I find I have to enter my root password (login password will not do) to activate networking! Is this a joke? I had the network configured with DHCP during install! So how do I activate the root account, or, more to the point, how do I get by in Debian without activating root login?
I first started using Ubuntu and I liked the sudo facility because I didn't need to remember two passwords, so when I installed Debian I wrote the same password for the limited and the root account. Is this very bad for security? I mean can a program started from my regular account immediately become root or something?
I am trying to connect to a Debian account through SMB. So far I havn't had any luck and from what I have read online, without Windows 7 registry modifications, I won't get anywhere either. I have tried two main configurations on in the smb.conf. The first method was to use 'security = share' and submit the username and password on the created share. That didn't work. The second method was to use 'security = user' and authenticate to the entire smb server. That didn't work either.
I am unsure what username/password I have to enter. I am using the accounts credentials, but it isn't letting me connect with those. It also wants me to use a domain (something like 'LAPTOPusername' and then password) which I don't understand the relevance. What domain should I use?
When it comes down to it I just want an SMB share that all the Windows 7 computers in my house can access, but still requires a password. Are there any guides available? Please make sure they are up to date with the latest SAMBA and Windows 7 configuration. The ones I have gone over are old and didn't fix my problem. Also if I need to modify the registry then it isn't worth it.
My laptop has the latest/greatest ubuntu (Linux linuxskip 2.6.32-22-generic #33-Ubuntu). I run kdm as my graphical login, but I am unable to locate the kdm-config files as mentioned in prior posts here.
Does anyone know if I can successfully remove / delete the 'debian-sys-maint' account from MySQL? I noticed it there and appears to be something the Debian developers / maintainers of MySQL package added. I am guessing it's there to manage package updates and system maintenance as a back door of sorts. Anyone know if I can remove this account and not break the package or database?
I edited fstab to automatically mount my windows data partition on boot, but I screwed it up by not specifying the file system type, however that is not the problem, I was able to fix that easily. The problem was that when it failed to mount the partition, Debian automatically entered root and I guess that is to be expected in order for me to fix it, but I never configured a root password and it just gave me full root access without asking any password, not even my user password. I though that was strange so I set the root password and sure thing it asked me for the root password this time without automatically logging into root....
I then tried to lock the root account to see if it will ask me for a password or not, it did but of course I wasn't able to login as root because it was locked now and I was left with no way to access the system. I had to fix fstab from a live cd so that I can login normally as the user....
I didn't know what to search for or if that is the expected behavior if you don't set root password during installation, but it just seemed a bit strange to automatically enter root when you specifically disable root login during installation...