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aharris

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    RE: Locked Out!
    Anyone have any thoughts on finding out exactly what happened with regard to losing all logins in the first place? Thanks!
    Link to this post 24 Apr 12

    Anyone have any thoughts on finding out exactly what happened with regard to losing all logins in the first place?

    Thanks!

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    RE: Locked Out!
    Here is the resolution we used. Thanks to all who helped. Solution: Shut down box and put drive in another Linux box. Mount drive and edit the grub.conf file, add "single" to the end of the kernel line and save Put drive back in box, bring up machine in single mode and then VI the passwd file on a monitor that you really can't even see what it says, remove the encrypted root password and save the passwd file, then init 3 and bring up machine, login as root with no password and set password.
    Link to this post 23 Apr 12

    Here is the resolution we used. Thanks to all who helped.

    Solution:

    Shut down box and put drive in another Linux box.
    Mount drive and edit the grub.conf file, add "single" to the end of the kernel line and save
    Put drive back in box, bring up machine in single mode and then VI the passwd file on a monitor that you really can't even see what it says, remove the encrypted root password and save the passwd file, then init 3 and bring up machine, login as root with no password and set password.

  • aharris
    RE: Locked Out!
    Thanks for the replies. Rubberman, we will try your suggestion today. Derrick, I cannot login to the machine at all, the two accounts we have are locked out, ie. access denied, etc. The accounts are root and admin, and both locked. CTRL-ALT-F1 did enable me to break out of the stalled desktop and actually to the command line login though.
    Link to this post 23 Apr 12

    Thanks for the replies. Rubberman, we will try your suggestion today. Derrick, I cannot login to the machine at all, the two accounts we have are locked out, ie. access denied, etc. The accounts are root and admin, and both locked. CTRL-ALT-F1 did enable me to break out of the stalled desktop and actually to the command line login though.

  • aharris
    Locked Out!
    Hello all. I have CentOS I believe, although when booting it says something about RedHat. In any event, we had two logins we used to use to SSH into the box. root and admin, neither of them work anymore. Nobody changed the passwords, yet when attempting to log in via SSH, the system states, "Access Denied". I have also tried to get on the machine directly at the console. I rebooted the machine, let the OS load and it eventually comes to a desktop that is blue, and an error message that states the following: There was an error loading the theme Default Failed to open file '//usr/share/gdm/themes/default/rehat_logo.png' No such file or directory' That error was around prior to the SSH issue. Long story short, I cannot get on the machine at all. Any thoughts would be great. Thanks
    Link to this post 20 Apr 12

    Hello all. I have CentOS I believe, although when booting it says something about RedHat. In any event, we had two logins we used to use to SSH into the box. root and admin, neither of them work anymore. Nobody changed the passwords, yet when attempting to log in via SSH, the system states, "Access Denied".

    I have also tried to get on the machine directly at the console. I rebooted the machine, let the OS load and it eventually comes to a desktop that is blue, and an error message that states the following:

    There was an error loading the theme Default

    Failed to open file '//usr/share/gdm/themes/default/rehat_logo.png' No such file or directory'

    That error was around prior to the SSH issue.

    Long story short, I cannot get on the machine at all. Any thoughts would be great.

    Thanks

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