Bug 4919 - Booting after HD problems
Booting after HD problems
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-09-04 20:00 EDT by volchok
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-20 17:29:47 EDT
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Description volchok 1999-09-04 20:00:19 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.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-09-20 17:29:59 EDT
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.

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