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chuckyboy81070
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yikes...all users deleted

Post by chuckyboy81070 » Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:36 pm

hey all,

somehow, through the web admin interface when trying to delete just one - just one!! - user, every user was deleted, including root. is there a way to resolve this or will i need to uninstall and then reinstall?

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Post by iccaros » Sat Feb 19, 2005 12:48 am

can you log in through ssh?

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Post by Trogdor » Sat Feb 19, 2005 12:49 am

PWNT!

Get another rootfs, then mount the first one, chroot, and create new users.
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Post by nobspangle » Sat Feb 19, 2005 11:01 am

don't know what the webmin interface will have done, you can try restoring /etc/passwd from another rootfs but that may not solve the problem.
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