Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 4919
Booting after HD problems
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:51 EDT
My computer hang. So I had to restart it. As a result one
of partitions was damaged. When I got to check of that
partition the program said that i have to run fsck manualy.
The prompt said to enter root password or press Control-D to
start normaly. However, the prompt whould not accept my
root password. I use shadow plus MD5 passwords. Root's
password is longer thna 8 characters. Pressing Control-D
whould just restart computer.
Weird; we haven't experienced this problem here
(unless it was on a Sparc). If all else fails, you can
boot with 'linux init=/bin/bash' to get a prompt.
------- Additional Comments From 10/19/99 11:10 -------
I think i fugured out this one. I looked into init scripts and found
out that if there is a problem with disk script runs sulogin. After
checking out the source for sulogin. I found out that it will accept
only up to 15 characters of password. Mine is 18 characters. The
RH6.0 manual states that MD5 passwords can be up to 256 characters.