root login at console not working (is allowed in /etc/securetty and root password is correct)

by Community Manager on ‎05-23-2013 10:07 AM

Question

I cannot login as root when accessing the console via the MP (management processor).

 

I can su to root after logging in as me. So I know I have the correct root password, etc.

 

As you can see, there is an entry for console in /etc/securetty...


[root@myhost /root] # cat /etc/securetty
console
[root@myhost /root] #

 

And this is the result of trying to login as root on the console (via MP) with the correct password.


Console Login: root
Password:
Login incorrect
login:

 

Any ideas???

 

FYI: This is an rx6600 running HPUX 11.31. 

 

 

Answer

Make sure your password doesn't contain any special characters like @ ! # etc