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Re: DS5000/25

To: "Douglas S. Meade" <>
Subject: Re: DS5000/25
From: "Houten K.H.C. van (Karel)" <>
Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 15:13:20 +0200
Cc:, "Houten K.H.C. van" <>,
In-reply-to: "Your message of Mon, 17 May 1999 16:16:32 EDT." <>
Hi Doug,

> Any more progress with the DS5000/25 yet?  I'm still able only
> to get into maintenance mode by commenting out all lines in 
> /etc/fstab.  I suspect there is something wrong with the login
> binary, but I also had no luck with one that Karsten Merker sent 
> me.  Also, how can I create a non-root user and issue a password?
> There seems to be no passwd executable in the root filesystem, 
> and vipw seg faults on my machine.  Same result when I use fdisk.
> Thanks for any time you can spare on this.

I have no access to a /25 system. But I was able to boot a 3100 up to
single user mode. I haven't tried vipw, but you could try to use
just vi /etc/passwd. Just a thought: does it help to specify the
TERM environment variable? I know of some termcap libs that fail without.

If I can reproduce the login problem, maybe I can find out what happens.

I hope to update the root-image in the next weeks. Things that should be
changed are:
  - New net-tools for 2.2 kernels
  - mount should work on all platforms
  - login should work on all platforms


Karel van Houten

The box said "Requires Windows 95 or better."
I can't understand why it won't work on my Linux computer. 

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