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# 1  
Old 07-16-2013
Problem with root login

Hi,
we have instaled Solaris 10 on a SUN V490, installation went okay but now when I type “root” and press return it comes back with the “Login incorrect” without ever asking for a password...
# 2  
Old 07-16-2013
Did you i stall the O/S via the serial console?

Are you now trying to login via the serial console?

Did you set a root password or did you leave it null?
# 3  
Old 07-16-2013
yes, root password is set,

I try to login via Console connection,
even normal connection via telnet or ssh for any user it not working
# 4  
Old 07-16-2013
Also, keep in mind that root login is disabled via SSH in a standard configuration. You have to change the ssh settings if you want to enable ssh connectivity for the root account.
# 5  
Old 07-16-2013
So what console serial terminal are you using? Is it a PC based terminal emulator? If so, what? Is it set 9600,8,N,1?

Have you done or edited ANYTHING since the install routine was done?
e.g. edited /etc/passwd file?
# 6  
Old 07-18-2013
Can you try to login with a normal user ( if created ) from console ? and then su - root.
# 7  
Old 07-19-2013
Yes, but I asked the OP whether /etc/passwd had been changed in any way.

Messing up the format (eg, unprintable characters inserted) can cause this kind of thing. For example, just inserting a blank line at the beginning of the file will stuff all logins. Root user must be on the first line.

Still awaiting an answer to my post.

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