OK I have really gone & done it!
I was using an old Sun box we have in the office,
for which we have a root user and a root
password, but that's about it.
OK thought I, I'll just make myself a new user so
I did, I used USERADD which then told me to run a
password updating utility, I think called PASSUPD
or maybe PASSCONV but I didn't write it down. The
app ran, no problem and, with no comments
returned me to the shell prompt. So I set up my
password for my new user, crossed my fingers and
STUPID STUPID STUPID!
Now when I try to log in as root with the root
password it won't let me in. I can get in as my
new user but with hardly any access rights.
What gives? What have I done? How on earth did
the root password change without it telling me?
What sort of an OS changes root
password "invisibly". Aargh. I need to get this
machine back and running by the end of today and
I haven't a clue how to.
Anyone, anywhere? Any ideas? Any hints? PLEASE
BTW I'm using SunOS 5.4 on a SUN Sparcstation 20
OK, laugh...go on...laugh. Damn Damn damn
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