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[ale] Need urgent help - locked myself out with nologin

On the last image I saw from Amazon (RHEL not Ubuntu) they had an rc.local that scrambled the root password every boot.  So you don't know what the password has been set to, making su not useful :-(


> On Feb 17, 2014, at 7:23 PM, Sam Davis <aracthabar at gmail.com> wrote:
> Can you not do a 'su -' with the root password?
> Sam
>> On Monday, February 17, 2014, Edward Holcroft <eholcroft at mkainc.com> wrote:
>> Created a user with nologin option on one of my Amazon servers. Now cannot connect as my ubuntu/sudo user. Somehpw the nologin option applies to my sudo user, so keep getting permission denied message. I can connect as an ordinary user that I created, but no way to get root from there.
>> I mounted the drive to another server, thinking I'd just delete /etc/nologin, and problem solved, except there is no /etc/nologin file to be found
>> Help!
>> ed
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