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Date:      Mon, 9 Jul 2007 15:17:50 -0500
From:      David Kelly <dkelly@hiwaay.net>
To:        Jean-Paul Natola <jnatola@familycareintl.org>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: password failure- after mergmaster
Message-ID:  <20070709201750.GA66218@Grumpy.DynDNS.org>
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On Mon, Jul 09, 2007 at 04:06:01PM -0400, Jean-Paul Natola wrote:
> OOOPSS-
> 
> I got mergemaster to run- but now that the system restarted the root password
> and my password are invalid-
> 
> I can ONLY start in single user mode-

You let mergemaster clobber the password file.

So in single user, "mount -a", then use vipw to recreate your accounts
in the password database. On exit from vipw use passwd to set the
passwords. 

-- 
David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly@HiWAAY.net
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Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.



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