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Hi all,
I am using redhat linux version 9 .I am unable to login to the system and i am getting a warninig sorry root account is expired . How can i activate the account.
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Mallesh,

First of all, these are two different questions, you should have started two different threads. Anyway,

1. the root password expired: This is surprising, the root account is usually above such problems. Still, you can boot from the CD, choose to 'rescue' and follow the instructions.

2. users cannot create files: First of all, remove users from the bin, adm and all other unnecessary groups. Post ls -ld <path_where_user_creates_files> output.
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