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Re: NFS - Root

To: Rabeeh Khoury <rabeeh@galileo.co.il>
Subject: Re: NFS - Root
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@uni-koblenz.de>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 14:49:29 +0100
Cc: "linux-mips@fnet.fr" <linux-mips@fnet.fr>
In-reply-to: <38AB4936.79483F98@galileo.co.il>
References: <38AB4936.79483F98@galileo.co.il>
On Wed, Feb 16, 2000 at 08:04:54PM -0500, Rabeeh Khoury wrote:

> I'm running diskless embedded system which mounts root-NFS over a PC
> running RedHat v.6.
> 
> The embedded executes all initab functions but when it gets to login ;
> it displays the contents of the file /etc/issue , runs /bin/login then
> it doesn't log in at all.

What does that mean, what happens exactly?  You get back to the login:
prompt or maybe an error message?

> ; the file passwd contains :
> 
> root::0:0:root:/root:/bin/sh
> 
> and there is no file /etc/shadow.
> 
> the gid and uid of all the files in the directory are 0 , 0    .
> 
> p.s. if I run the kernel over the embedded with "init=/bin/sh" option it
> runs with no problem even executes some binaries.
> 
> what could be the problem ? if you encountered such a problem please
> email me.

Checkout if /etc/securetty (stupid concept ...) has an entry for the tty
on which you try to login.  Afair it's also ok.

  Ralf

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