Our LDAP server recently crashed and now we are facing problems reaching some of our servers.
We have a Xen guest for which the login does no longer work. In the logs, the following error appears.
FAILED LOGIN (1) on '/dev/hvc0' FOR 'root'
Here's a list of what I already tried (and did not resolve the problem).
- Resetting the root password (mounting to host, chroot and passwd, usual stuff...)
- Adding a new local account with root privileges (edited the sudoers file)
- Access through SSH...
All is broken. There is a MySQL server that is failing on that vm and I would really like to fix it. The vserver runs debian squeeze and hvc0 is listed in /etc/securetty.
I'm out of options... All help is appreciated!