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By afari ·
Hi all,

My problem is that, after successfully installing the Network Card, none of the user accounts that I have created on the linux box is working, not even the root account. what this means is that nobody can enter the linux box. Any help?
Thanks

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by Stephen Darlington In reply to Password

I don't understand how that would happen, but...

Boot from a rescue floppy/CD and edit /etc/shadow (or /etc/passwd if you don't have shadow passwords enabled). Leave the password field for root blank. When you reboot from your harddisk it shouldn't have a password.

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by schannachie In reply to Password

Hi,

I've just read the first advise and I'ts just what someone has to do in case of loosing root access. Very keen, but in case of a device missfunction you can try this. But you must have root access.

In case of a red hat box, sometimes linuxconf and kudzu do not place the right dirver and you need to find out if a PCI NE200 can be placed in stead.

send a ping at the net card. i.e
ping 192.168.20.20

if it's alive the net card will answer

at the command line type

ifconfig (command with no flags)

ifconfig displays netcard status and configurations.

see man ifconfig


good luck !

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by schannachie In reply to Password

Hi,

I've just read the first advise and I'ts just what someone has to do in case of loosing root access. Very keen, but in case of a device missfunction you can try this. But you must have root access.

In case of a red hat box, sometimes linuxconf and kudzu do not place the right dirver and you need to find out if a PCI NE200 can be placed in stead.

send a ping at the net card. i.e
ping 192.168.20.20

if it's alive the net card will answer

at the command line type

ifconfig (command with no flags)

ifconfig displays netcard status and configurations.

see man ifconfig


good luck !

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