Either way, if it is a home router try this to regain control of it: 1) Try doing a.....Corruption with user password history file occurs due to various reasons and causes users and administrators NOT to allow a change to user passwords.Is it anything to do with permissions which are: # ls -l / drwxrwxr-x 2 5 Jun 30 2013 bin drwxrwxr-x 2 5 Jun 30 2013 dev drwxrwxr-x 5 500 500 873 Jun 30 2013 etc drwxrwxr-x 3 500 500 28 Jun 30 2013 home drwxrwxr-x 3 5 Jun 30 2013 lib lrwxrwxrwx 1 500 500 12 Jun 30 2013 linuxrc - /bin/busybox drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 40 Jan 1 mnt dr-xr-xr-x 94 root root 0 Jan 1 proc drwxrwxr-x 2 500 500 3 Jun 30 2013 root drwxrwxr-x 2 500 500 123 Jun 30 2013 sbin drwxrwxr-x 5 500 500 51 Jun 30 2013 usr drwxrwxrwt 15 root root 340 Jan 1 var # ls -l /etc/passwd -rwxrwxrwx 1 500 500 684 Jun 30 2013/etc/passwd How can i deal with this to change the Root password? The two most likely reasons are: 1) You borked something and locked yourself out of the system. Is this a home router running ddwrt or similar or are you running the default firmware?Either way, if it is a home router try this to regain control of it: 1) Try doing a 30/30/30 to restore the default firmware and regain control of the system.So keep in mind that if you want to change your password with ADFS and your new password does not meet your company's password policy the evenviewer message will be "passwordvalidationerror" and check your password policys by typoing the following command in your command prompt: net accounts.
The password list is in descending chronological order, with the most recent password appearing first in the list.
The pwdhist File Purpose is to maintain password history information.
The /etc/security/and /etc/security/files are database files created and maintained by Database Manager (DBM) subroutines. The password list contains multiple pairs of a lastupdatevalue and an encrypted, null-terminated password.
I have made plenty of users and never had this happen before.
I can create the user mkdir and chown but can't can't change the password. Thanks Dave Lacking further information about the system i can only guess: 1st possibility: you have simply written the username wrong in some way.