Root user not recognizing on Solaris-10 (shadow file corruption)

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Old 10-22-2019
Root user not recognizing on Solaris-10 (shadow file corruption)

I got into a wired state on one of solaris 10 server. When I noticed that server is having some issue, I found that there were dumpadm.conf entries in /etc/shadow and real entries were wiped of. Probably somebody fat fingers.
I was able to boot into failsafe, break SVM mirror, copied /etc/oshadow to /etc/shadow and boot into single user mode. But there is still some issue and I am not sure how to fix it. OS is not able to recognize root, looks like its mapping with UID is broken. shadow file is owned by "1 0". If I touch a new file, that also created with same ownership.
I boot into failsafe mode and there it already shows ownership of root (/a/etc/shadow). Then I did "chown 0:sys /a/etc/shadow" and boot again in single user mode. Still no luck.
# ls -l /etc/passwd /etc/shadow
-rw-r--r--   1 0        sys         1846 Oct 22 15:07 /etc/passwd
-r--------   1 0        sys         1818 Oct 22 15:08 /etc/shadow
# id
uid=0 gid=0(root)
# id -a
uid=0 gid=0(root)
# id -a root
id: invalid user name: "root"
# cat /etc/shadow | grep -i root
# cat /etc/passwd | grep -i root
# chown root:sys /etc/shadow
chown: unknown user id root

Please suggest, how can I fix it. Boot from Solaris DVD is last option as, this server is located remotely.


Last edited by solaris_1977; 10-22-2019 at 11:29 PM..
# 2  
Old 10-22-2019
You don't have backups of your remote server?
# 3  
Old 10-22-2019
No backup for this server.
Though I have /etc/oshadow files and even I have similar /etc/shadow from other servers, but copying them is not helpful
# 4  
Old 10-22-2019
Please provide this info:

cat /etc/passwd


cat /etc/shadow

EDIT: Never mind... I see you already did this for the root entries.
# 5  
Old 10-22-2019
# cat /etc/passwd
lp:x:71:8:Line Printer Admin:/usr/spool/lp:
uucp:x:5:5:uucp Admin:/usr/lib/uucp:
nuucp:x:9:9:uucp Admin:/var/spool/uucppublic:/usr/lib/uucp/uucico
smmsp:x:25:25:SendMail Message Submission Program:/:
listen:x:37:4:Network Admin:/usr/net/nls:
gdm:x:50:50:GDM Reserved UID:/:
webservd:x:80:80:WebServer Reserved UID:/:
postgres:x:90:90:PostgreSQL Reserved UID:/:/usr/bin/pfksh
svctag:x:95:12:Service Tag UID:/:
nobody:x:60001:60001:NFS Anonymous Access User:/:
noaccess:x:60002:60002:No Access User:/:
nobody4:x:65534:65534:SunOS 4.x NFS Anonymous Access User:/:
prodadm:x:16667:16667:Production Admin:/export/home/prodadm:/bin/csh
oeuser:x:16666:16666:Operations User:/export/home/oeuser:/bin/ksh
prodse:x:50000:50000:SE internal user:/export/home/prodse:/bin/ksh
osiris:x:50031:50031:Osiris Scan Agent:/export/apps/osiris/client:/bin/sh
tdradm:x:16701:16701:TDR Admin User:/export/home/tdradm:/bin/csh
espadm:x:16702:16702:ESP Admin User:/export/home/espadm:/bin/csh
pdeadm:x:16703:16703:PDE Admin User:/export/home/pdeadm:/bin/csh
nenaadm:x:16704:16704:NENA Admin User:/export/home/nenaadm:/bin/csh
pamadm:x:16705:16705:PAM Admin User:/export/home/pamadm:/bin/csh
routadm:x:16706:16706:Call Routing Admin user:/export/home/routadm:/bin/csh
timesten:x:40004:40002:TimesTen User:/export/timesten:/bin/ksh
aliadm:x:16708:16708:ALI Admin User:/export/home/aliadm:/bin/csh
xyexport:x:1062:107:Export user:/export/home/xyexport:/bin/ksh
opc_op:x:777:177:OVO default operator:/export/home/opc_op:/usr/xpg4/bin/sh
# cat /etc/shadow

I see whatever was owned by root, is owned by "1 0"

# ls -l /etc/
total 606
-rw-r--r--   1 0        root         773 Jan 16  2015 1
drwxr-xr-x   2 4        adm          512 Sep 16  2010 acct
-rw-r--r--   1 0        sys          253 Aug 25  2008 aggregation.conf
lrwxrwxrwx   1 0        root          14 Sep 16  2010 aliases -> ./mail/aliases
-rw-r--r--   1 0        bin          194 Jan 21  2005 auto_home
-rw-r--r--   1 0        bin          248 Jan 21  2005 auto_master
lrwxrwxrwx   1 0        root          16 Sep 16  2010 autopush -> ../sbin/autopush
-rw-r--r--   1 0        root           0 Dec 10  2010 bootparams
drwxr-xr-x   3 0        sys          512 Sep 16  2010 cacao
drwxr-xr-x   2 0        sys          512 Sep 16  2010 certs
lrwxrwxrwx   1 0        root          18 Sep 16  2010 cfgadm -> ../usr/sbin/cfgadm
lrwxrwxrwx   1 0        root          18 Sep 16  2010 chroot -> ../usr/sbin/chroot
lrwxrwxrwx   1 0        root          16 Sep 16  2010 clri -> ../usr/sbin/clri
-rw-r--r--   1 0        other        372 Oct 21 12:54 coreadm.conf
lrwxrwxrwx   1 0        root          16 Sep 16  2010 cron -> ../usr/sbin/cron

# 6  
Old 10-22-2019
How about

cat /etc/oshadow

# 7  
Old 10-22-2019
It is same, because when I found that /etc/shadow is not good, I copied contents of /etc/oshadow to /etc/shadow
# diff /etc/oshadow /etc/shadow

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