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    Hey guys, please i need some help. I am trying to reassign my username and password that i use to root into my pre. For some reason, after installing the new update, i am unable to loginto putty because it keeps telling me that access is denied and my password is invalid.

    Please guys i need step by step instructions on how to do it.
    Last edited by Dabigappledadon; 09/29/2009 at 09:47 PM.
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    I'm experiencing this issue as well, which I've posted here: (in case someone answers me before you)

    http://forums.precentral.net/showthr...97#post1932997
    killerSiafu
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    Apparently my user name had been deleted. I logged in as root through novacom, as described here:

    Accessing Linux Using Novaterm - WebOS Internals

    When I tried to change the password for my user, it said user not found...

    So I tried to reinstall optware (which said it was already installed), but it allowed me to recreate my unprivileged user and reset its password...

    To do this, run:

    cd /tmp
    wget http://gitorious.org/webos-internals...e-bootstrap.sh
    sh optware-bootstrap.sh

    as described here:
    Next steps - WebOS Internals
    ...

    I'm still trying to assess the state of the system. But I'm now able to log in as my unprivileged user through ssh again... which is a start.

    EDIT:
    Also, I realized I hadn't done the following when I gained root access originally...

    After you do all the above, run:

    sudo vi /etc/shells

    enter your password. Once vi opens, hit the 'i' key to begin editing. Type, the following:
    /bin/ash
    /bin/sh
    /opt/bin/bash

    once finished, hit the escape key, then type ':wq' (no quotes) and hit enter. This will change your default shell to bash, which will allow you to change your password / edit your user in case this **** happens again!
    Last edited by killersiafu; 09/29/2009 at 10:20 PM.
    killerSiafu

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