I am running Ubuntu as a server, but with X-windows setup. I have SSH , Samba and RAID 5 setup. Was having trouble browsing Samba shares from my Windows 7 laptop, so I thought it might be a problem with the version of Samba and started installing Samba4.
Well, Samba4 was whole another bucket worms. I managed to get the install process to partially finish. After being frustrated I rolled back and reinstalled Samba3.
Ate this point I tried to create a SSH session with my user freak_storm and the password did not work. so, I went to the box and tried loxing through the X interface. No luck. I tried another user and it logged in. I tried changing freak_storm's password with 'su passwd freak_storm' ,but it just returns a command prompt. So I tried with the current user 'passwd' and it asked for current password and command prompt. I logged out and logged back in and now that user is broken.
So, I logged through the recovery panel and dropped down to root.
1) check password file and it's not corrupt 2) Re-installed the passwd package 3) deleted and re-installed passwd package. 4) removed Samba3 and re-installed
I'm now stuck. I really don't know where to go from here?
any suggestions? Should I do a fresh install?