Login / Su / Passwd Issues

Steven Newbury s_j_newbury@yahoo.co.uk
Wed Apr 26 17:49:00 GMT 2006

It does sound like an NSS issue. Have you set up your nsswitch.conf?

--- crossgcc-owner@sourceware.org <kristoffer_e1@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Greetings,
> This isnt a crosstool specific question, but I thought that you might be the 
> people to ask.
> I've started doing a port of slackware to the jornada sh3, mostly just for 
> fun. I've compiled all needed programs for booting a linux system, but im 
> having one major issue.
> I cannot login (doesnt accept any password, and editing /etc/passwd doesnt 
> make any difference).
> If i startup the machine using init=/bin/bash i have access to the system 
> and can do everything aside from su, login, passwd and chown. When i try to 
> chown a file to root:root it just gives me "cannot find user". Su just gives 
> me "sorry". Passwd returns, cannot see your UID (when doing id, it returns 
> uid=0, gid=0 which should be same as root).
> I've found a thread where a missing libnss* gave give similiar issues, now 
> my question is this. As it seems that its unlikely that the problem lies in 
> the login program itself or /etc/passwd. Where should I start to look?
> From what i've heard slackware doesnt use pam, could this influence 
> anything?..
> Are there any specific glibc parameters i should consider?
> Best wishes
> Kristoffer
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