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Date:      Wed, 24 Apr 2013 09:07:11 -0400
From:      Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local@be-well.ilk.org>
To:        Bernt Hansson <bah@bananmonarki.se>
Cc:        questions FreeBSD <FreeBSD-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Diskless question
Message-ID:  <44mwsow000.fsf@lowell-desk.lan>
In-Reply-To: <5177BA0C.5080002@bananmonarki.se> (Bernt Hansson's message of "Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:55:08 +0200")
References:  <51779573.20207@bananmonarki.se> <5177B43C.8000509@qeng-ho.org> <5177BA0C.5080002@bananmonarki.se>

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Bernt Hansson <bah@bananmonarki.se> writes:

> 2013-04-24 12:30, Arthur Chance skrev:
>> On 04/24/13 09:18, Bernt Hansson wrote:
>>> Hello list!
>>>
>>> I have set up a diskless machine with 8.3-stable and i as a user can log
>>> in, but when I try to log in as root it won't work. How to resolv that
>>> issue. I have tried with and without password but the computer said no.
>>
>> How did it say no? What does the entry for root in /etc/passwd say?
>
> $su
> Sorry
>
> root:*:0:0:Charlie &:/root:/bin/csh
       ^
      / \

Root has no valid password. 

You'll need to go into single-user mode and either give it one or
install sudo and add your regular user to the sudoers file.



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