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Old 28th April 2009
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Default [SOLVED] root: unknown user

1st the moral to this story is do not upgrade your system at 5am before your 4th cup of coffee

Anyway, that is what I did. Well I hosed the mergemaster of the group file somehow and what that did was to remove root and toor from my group file.

At first I thought the password were just blanked out until I tried

Code:
passwd root
and got the lovely error of:

Code:
root: unknown user
So my question is what is the best way to go about fixing root?

I can just adduser root or can I?
My other option seems to be to boot in single user and copy or merge the group file from /var/temproot.

OR are there other options than those two options that I've missed?

Thanks.
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