[TriLUG] Cant su in ssh, please help
hariom100 at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 24 12:09:12 EDT 2004
I am not able to get to any command line interface as root, and I tried webmin, system > users and gropus and there root has the default shell as /bin/bash
Brian Henning <brian at strutmasters.com> wrote:
Not sure what would cause that, so this advice may be completely useless,
but at least I tried..
If you can get to any sort of command-line interface as root, try
usermod -s /bin/bash root
....substituting your favorite shell in place of /bin/bash (if bash isn't
your favorite shell...although it should be ;-) ).
Or, try using Webmin to change the shell option for user root in the
System -> Users and Groups applet.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Hariharan Gopalan"
Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2004 11:09 AM
Subject: [TriLUG] Cant su in ssh, please help
> I installed Ensim Pro and now cant su in ssh..... fortunately webmin was
installed so am able to see the logs and play around,
> This is the error I am getting:
> User root not allowed because shell /dev/null is not executable
> checked /etc/passwd and /dev/shell is not mentioned for root. also checked
and replaced /etc/pam.d/sshd with the what is there in /etc/pam.d/webmin,
still the same problem,
> wonder where /dev/null is specified for root
> This is fedora core 1 installation, and later messed up by ensim pro
> any ideas?
> Thanks a ton
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