Re: Root Password

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On Tue, 11 Apr 2006, Kaushal Shriyan wrote:

> On 4/11/06, Robert P. J. Day <[email protected]> wrote:
> > On Tue, 11 Apr 2006, Andy Green wrote:
> >
> > > Kaushal Shriyan wrote:
> > > > Hi All
> > > >
> > > > I am unable to reset my root password, It gives me the following information
> > > >
> > > > [[email protected] python]# passwd root
> > > > Changing password for user root.
> > > > New password:
> > > > Retype new password:
> > > > passwd: Failed preliminary check by password service
> > > > [[email protected] python]#
> > >
> > > What happens with just
> > >
> > > passwd
> > >
> > > on its own?  This should set your current user password, which is root.
> >
> > is this under NIS, by any chance?
> >
> > rday
> >
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>
> Yes its under NIS

in that case, i would just google on the combination of "NIS" and that
error message and see what comes up.

rday


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