ploopster at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 08:56:43 CDT 2007
Dave Dunfield wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> Picked up a Next Slab yesterday ... complete with a couple
> boxed versions of NextStep.
> Got it to boot up - It was configured to prompt for a
> username and password - which of course I didn't have.
> I managed to restart it into single-user mode, and used
> "passwd root" to change the root password. I also looked
> at /etc/passwd and noted that "me" didn't have a password
> (blank field). I did confirm that after "passwd root" the
> encrypted string in /etc/passwd was changed.
> On restarting in multi-user mode, I was still unable to
> login to the graphical interface - neither "root" with
> the password I had set, or "me" with no password would
> Restarted in single-user mode - this time I dug around on
> the net and found information to use "nu -m" to set the
> I reset the root password (again), and also reset the
> "me" password to a null string. Looking at /etc/passwd
> I noted that the password field for "me" was no longer
> blank but now has an encrypted field (isn't no password
> supposed to be represented by a blank field).
> Now the system boots up in multiuser mode and automatically
> logs in as "me" - so I got to play with NextStep which is
> kindof interesting (mouse is painfully slow however).
> Ideally, I'd like to have it prompt for login name so that
> I could login as either root or me - anyone know:
> - How to configure it back to having a login screen
> - Wny I couldn't login as "root" at the graphical
> interface after I had just set the password (and yes,
> I checked that the password was entered correctly)
If memory serves, you need to use Netinfo to do all of this stuff.
Exactly how you go about it is something I don't remember clearly, but
it's definitely in Netinfo Manager somewhere.
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