after i tried to change my server shell, i cannot login as root anymore.
First, i installed the z-shell (zsh) as root and then i wanted to change it to my default shell. Therefore i used "chsh". My fault was, that i typed in a wrong path. After logout and new login via Putty, i got the message "Access denied".
It was foreseeable, when the path to the shell doesn't exist. So i logged in into my control panel, and changed the /etc/passwd file via filemanager: I corrected the wrong last part of the first line - the root user:
Even if i change it to the old shell /bin/bash or /bin/sh it doesn't work. I read that passwd & shadow are no live-files, so i restarted the server, but still same problem
Any ideas, what else i could do?
OS: Debian 5 + Parallels Plesk 11