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    Everything went fine after the first update yesterday, and i was able to login to putty. But i got another update 1.2 again today, and afer i updated, i went to putty to try and re-install my old patches (like i did yesterday), and it keeps telling me that access is denied because my password is invalied....and i know my password is correct. What seems to be the problem guys?

    any help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dabigappledadon View Post
    Everything went fine after the first update yesterday, and i was able to login to putty. But i got another update 1.2 again today, and afer i updated, i went to putty to try and re-install my old patches (like i did yesterday), and it keeps telling me that access is denied because my password is invalied....and i know my password is correct. What seems to be the problem guys?

    any help?
    Login via telnet(using root, port 23) instead of via SSH, and then run the passwd command like so

    passwd username

    That will allow you to change the password, and should set you on your way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysian893 View Post
    Login via telnet(using root, port 23) instead of via SSH, and then run the passwd command like so

    passwd username

    That will allow you to change the password, and should set you on your way.
    Thanks man...God bless you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysian893 View Post
    Login via telnet(using root, port 23) instead of via SSH, and then run the passwd command like so

    passwd username

    That will allow you to change the password, and should set you on your way.
    Looks like Palm replaced the /etc/passwd file.

    You can't just run the passwd command, since your user ID may not exist anymore. I had first mount the filesystem as read/write, then do:
    adduser -h [my original home directory] [my original username]

    Then it asked me to enter a password (twice).

    Then I was all set up again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhong View Post
    Looks like Palm replaced the /etc/passwd file.

    You can't just run the passwd command, since your user ID may not exist anymore. I had first mount the filesystem as read/write, then do:
    adduser -h [my original home directory] [my original username]

    Then it asked me to enter a password (twice).

    Then I was all set up again.
    Ahh, gotcha. Good info.
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    what do you mean by home directory?...or better yet, how do i locate it. I know this might sound like a stupid question.
    Last edited by Dabigappledadon; 09/29/2009 at 08:11 PM.
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    what is the situation now?
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    ahhh!!!..i'm not thinking straight. how do i locate my home directory??
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    could you give me an example of what my home directory could be.
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    As a matter of fact, could you give me step by step instructions on how to re-setup my username and password.
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    Home Directory should be : /var/home/[userid]
    It should already exist if you had rooted your Pre earlier.

    mount -o rw,remount /
    adduser -h [my original home directory] [my original username]

    It'll then ask you for the password twice.
    Once you provide that, you can login from putty again using the id and new password.
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    where do i type this??..should it be in telnav or ssh??....and also should i include the parenthesis "[]"?
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    I'm having the same issue. If I have any luck I'll let you know.
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    Okay, got it worked out. You need to plug your phone into your computer with developer mode turned on, access the pre via novacom (instructions: Novcom on Windows - WebOS Internals) and then follow RMB's instructions above. Worked just fine.
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    I don't understand this - adduser -h [my original home directory] [my original username]

    I have did the remount but how do I know what my " orginal home directory " is? I'm currently in home/var/(userid) directory
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike929 View Post
    I don't understand this - adduser -h [my original home directory] [my original username]

    I have did the remount but how do I know what my " orginal home directory " is? I'm currently in home/var/(userid) directory
    When you used to log in, you had a user ID and password. Your UserID on this forum, for example, is mike929 (happy belated birthday?). When logging in prior to the update, you used to have to type the user ID and password to get in via PuTTY.

    For the example of your user ID being mike929:
    1) Mount as read/write. Execute:
    mount -o rw,remount /
    2) Then, check to see if your old home directory exists. Execute:
    cd /var/home/mike929
    (If the command prompt doesn't report an error, you're in good shape.)
    3) Execute the useradd command as:
    useradd -h /var/home/mike929 mike929

    Hope this clarifies things.
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    Real men use vi directly on the passwd file.

    useradd is for the girlies...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ION-q View Post
    Real men use vi directly on the passwd file.

    useradd is for the girlies...
    Yeah, well when users are unsure of their user ID and don't know what a home directory is, I'm reluctant to describe how to enter into insert mode in a simple install of vi on a busybox.

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