"cannot open access to console the root account is locked.."

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Re: "cannot open access to console the root account is locke

Postby Cyborg » 2018-08-02 02:18

The same thing happened to my dad's vanilla debian stable (9.5). After much duckduckgoing, I realized I needed to run fsck manually. With the root account locked, I

- started the system appending "-init=/bin/bash"
- unmounted all partitions with umount, from /dev/sda1 to sda6
- ran fsck -f on all partitions, from /dev/sda1 to sda6 and answered Y to all queries
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