[ILUG] Users have dissappeared
Paul Mc Auley
paul at peema.org
Thu Apr 15 16:46:08 IST 2004
On Thu, Apr 15, 2004 at 04:37:12PM +0100, Matt Lemon wrote:
| I have a big problem. The server that my company uses to store profiles and
| mail files on refuses to let anyone (including root) login. After trawlings
| through the log I quickly saw that the / partition was out of space. I
| removed some files that weren't needed and restarted the machine.
| It starts but if I look in Webmin, there are no users listed and it still
| won't let anyone login. I started the box in single user mode and checked
| the disk space and there is definitely space free now.
| Anyone come across this before ? I really don't want to crack open the
| CD's :-(
Ouch. Odds on probability that /etc/passwd (or whatever) is zero-sized
after trying to update the file while the disk was full.
Look around for a temporary copy of the file.
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