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I installed a new distribution a couple of weeks ago that uses a shadow
passwording system and today it decided not to let me login as anyone
except root. I got the following message when trying to login:

       


        Message from syslogd@localhost at Wed May 14 01:01:08 1997 ...
        localhost login[385]: no shadow password for `russ' on `ttyp2'

        Login denied. Shutdown in progress.     Tue May 13 12:57:06 PDT 1997
        Connection closed by foreign host.

Now I know there is no shutdown in progress. What could be the problem?

Thanks in advance.
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at the boot prompt, type "YOUR_LERNEL_IMAGE" -b  to go in maintenance mode. Then mount -n -o remount,rw / to mount your filesystem read write. You can then look at your files without login.

good luck
Once you have the shadow suite installed, you have to check the passwords and onvert them to use shadowing.  As root, type:

pwconv5

This should convert all your passwords to the shadow suite.  Then run:

pwck

This will check all your passwords to make sure they conform.

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Commented:
My question probably wasn't as detailed as it should have been.
I did a complete reinstallation and the shadow suite was part of
that installation.I had been logging in as this user for weeks
before this problem happened. The problem was that I had some
files that didn't get cleaned from the system upon reboot (shutdown.pid or something). I did this manually some days ago and my system works fine now.

Thanks,
Russ
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