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Date:      Wed, 2 Jul 1997 12:23:45 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Dan Busarow <>
To:        Sushmala Yarramreddy <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Cannot login as root.
Message-ID:  <Pine.UW2.3.95.970702122130.19673F-100000@cedb>
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On Wed, 2 Jul 1997, Sushmala Yarramreddy wrote:
> We have installed FreeBSD-2.2.2 on one of our machines.
> I have the root password for the machine but when i login as root
> and type in the root  passwd it gives back the original login screen.
> I cannot directly login as root. why is it so?

What's the message you get?  One of these?

  login: root
  Login incorrect

If this you really don't have the root password.

  login: root
  root login refused on this terminal.

If this one, then your system is correctly configured and you 
can't login as root from a telnet session.  Login as a normal
user and su.

 Dan Busarow                                                  714 443 4172
 DPC Systems / Beach.Net                          
 Dana Point, California  83 09 EF 59 E0 11 89 B4   8D 09 DB FD E1 DD 0C 82

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