can't change root passwd

December 25, 2007 at 23:02:58
Specs: Solaris 8, sun4u sparc SUNW, 2 GB
Solaris: can't change password

When I try to change a password (from root or any user), I get the following result:

# passwd 12345
New Password:
Re-enter new Password:
Permission denied
plese help me in this regard and reply me on the following address (

thnx in advance..



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December 27, 2007 at 12:18:57
The simple answer would be that you don't have permission. Root may not be a member of those that can change passwords.

I read it wrong and answer it wrong too. So get off my case you peanut.

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March 31, 2008 at 13:11:40

Here a site regarding the keybaord actions - moving cursor and so on - ned to be able to do to edit in vi mode


heres some links regarding the issue i can't rember which one woeked when i did the same - removing teh root password so have a read

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