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Date:      Mon, 09 Jul 2007 22:25:10 +0200
From:      Peter Boosten <peter@boosten.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: password failure- after mergmaster
Message-ID:  <469299A6.4090006@boosten.org>
In-Reply-To: <20070709201750.GA66218@Grumpy.DynDNS.org>
References:  <3A85D7EF44E1C744BF6434691F5659E9702CFD@www.fcimail.org> <20070709201750.GA66218@Grumpy.DynDNS.org>

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David Kelly wrote:
> 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. 
> 

Having read this I must admit that it's a complete mystery to me why
mergemaster would touch your password file at all...

/me puzzled...

Peter
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