How to Recovery From Empty or Deleted /etc/passwd File (Doc ID 1576388.1)

Last updated on APRIL 20, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 4.4 to Oracle Linux 6.4 [Release OL4U4 to OL6U4]
Exadata Database Machine X2-8 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Linux x86-64

Symptoms


Unable to login to an Exadata cell server.

Upon rebooting into single-mode mode the /etc/passwd file was found to be empty - no account information available

Cause

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