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no login for root

Posted on 1998-12-18
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i've made a mistake. i changed my login shell to tcsh in the passwd file without checking where the tcsh resides. i thought it would be the same as the default sh which is in /bin. now i am unable to login as the system say "cannot execute /bin/tcsh. no such file or directory". then the login prompt is showed up again. help is much appreciated.
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by:vanchai
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boot your system. at LILO prompt please type 'linux single'.
you can be root again and can change login shell.
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by:rebe
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this is the answer i want
vanchai, can you repost the answer, you deserve the points
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answer is my comment.
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