March 22nd, 2002, 07:26 AM
Mandrake 8.2: Root Login busted!
Okay, I have something weird happening. Just installed Mandrake 8.2, and started with two users. No matter what I do, I cannot log in as root from the login screen! I checked the password carefully many times, and it says it is an incorrect password. (Shadowed passwords on.)... The TRULY strange this is that if I log in as the normal user, and then use su, I CAN become root by typing in the EXACT SAME PASSWORD.
Has anyone else ever had this problem? I didn't have it with the same user/pass combot in Mandrake 8.1. It doesn't seem to matter what the root password is, after su-ing, I used passwd to change it, and the same weird inability to directly log in as root occured. Any ideas?
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