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Help to log into Linux Server 7.3

Help to log into Linux Server 7.3

Help to log into Linux Server 7.3

(OP)
I am recovering a IBM eserver x232 with Linux 7.3 installed. After fixing the hd PCB and repairing the file system, I cannot log in. The error: No more sessions available for [user]. You are being logged out. I am new on Linux and any ideas are appreciated.
Mitch

RE: Help to log into Linux Server 7.3

Linux 7.3 being what distro exactly??

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RE: Help to log into Linux Server 7.3

(OP)
Thanks for your question. Since I cannot log in, I cannot find out the distro. Based on the CD came with the machine, it is IBM ADP's UX800 including Redhat Linux 7.1 (not 7.3-my bad). I did not use the machine before the crashing. It might have gui since there is error message pup up many times: "INIT: ID "S0" respawning too fast: disable for 5 minutes".
Any suggestions please?

RE: Help to log into Linux Server 7.3

connect to the console and log in as root.

RE: Help to log into Linux Server 7.3

(OP)
The problem is nobody remembers the root password

RE: Help to log into Linux Server 7.3

Then your problem is different from the originally stated one. Password recovery may be in order.

RE: Help to log into Linux Server 7.3

(OP)
Yes, you are right, iggsterman. I removed the root password and I can log in using root. The new error is "no screens found" when I run startx. Seems more files damaged.

RE: Help to log into Linux Server 7.3

Bacakup home directory & re-install may be the fastest way to a reliable system.

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