One of the sys admins accidentally moved aside /etc/passwd... doh! Restoring the file from backup doesn't work... it errors out because root user does not exist.
I've got NIS running at this site and serving the passwd/group/shadow files and I tried to add a root user but I can't get this to propogate (I tried different values for MINUID and MINGID). I understand why NIS would want to avoid doing such a thing, but, errrm, HELP!
The server is running CentOS 5.6 and it doesn't have a CD/DVD drive so I can't reboot onto a rescue CD.