> I figured this out when trying to log in this morning, and
> couldn't. Does anyone know of a workaround so I can get this
> file back? My apologies if this is a FAQ.
> I was planning on re-installing a newer distribution
> (have Slackware 3.0 now), but not this soon!!!
> Thanks for any assistance.
Are you sure it's passwd that's hosed?If you have a Linux floppy boot
disk (you should have for times like these) youcan try:
boot on floppy
mount / (root on hard drive)
edit /etc/shadow to remove password for root.
Of course if the problem is with passwd, Take two asprin and ......