Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 22539
su or root password keeps getting deleted/changed?
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
I work at Intel as a technician and I keep having problems when I update
certain products of losing my root or su password. Is there a workaround
for this? I can sign on under a different user but it says "The
directory /tmp/orbit-kevinmac is not owned by the current user kevinmac.
Please correct the ownership of this directory." I guess because I always
use root to logon. I did just install helixcode and vmware but I dont see
anything wrong that I did. Please help, I need info on this system. Last
time(1 week ago) this happened I had to rebuild this system.
Which product updates are causing these problems? Do you have all of the
relevant errata updates applied?
I have all the updates. What initially hosed it was the helix code update. I
have deciphered that the drive must
have bad blocks. I ran linux single at the boot screen to change my root pwd.
I'm glad that that has resolved the problem, but still somewhat concerned about
it even happening. Still, there's not much I can do to resolve such a bug, so
I'm going to mark this as WORKSFORME.