An error occurred updating the password database

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I am facing a problem with my router which has linux embedded.When i try passwd command it shows me this: # passwd -u root passwd: An error occurred updating the password file.Is it anything to do with permissions which are: # ls -l / drwxrwxr-x 2 5 Jun 30 2013 bin drwxrwxr-x 2 5 Jun 30 2013 dev drwxrwxr-x 5 500 500 873 Jun 30 2013 etc drwxrwxr-x 3 500 500 28 Jun 30 2013 home drwxrwxr-x 3 5 Jun 30 2013 lib lrwxrwxrwx 1 500 500 12 Jun 30 2013 linuxrc - /bin/busybox drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 40 Jan 1 mnt dr-xr-xr-x 94 root root 0 Jan 1 proc drwxrwxr-x 2 500 500 3 Jun 30 2013 root drwxrwxr-x 2 500 500 123 Jun 30 2013 sbin drwxrwxr-x 5 500 500 51 Jun 30 2013 usr drwxrwxrwt 15 root root 340 Jan 1 var # ls -l /etc/passwd -rwxrwxrwx 1 500 500 684 Jun 30 2013/etc/passwd How can i deal with this to change the Root password? The two most likely reasons are: 1) You borked something and locked yourself out of the system. Is this a home router running ddwrt or similar or are you running the default firmware?Either way, if it is a home router try this to regain control of it: 1) Try doing a 30/30/30 to restore the default firmware and regain control of the system.DB2 will hash using MD5 and compare to the Linux hash of the password that uses SHA512 and there will be no match.Hello everyone, I'm new to linux and i really like it...I am trying to change a password for a user I just created. 3004-622 An error occurred updating the password database.

Authenticating my webapplication with ADFS is working correctly however when i want to update/change my password i get this error on the ADFS login page: "The new password is not set. The errormessage i go "passwordvalidationerror" is very misleading, i thought it pointed to communication error between AD and ADFS.

Please contact your system administrator" (translated from dutch) Password change failed for following user: Additional Data User: @ Server on which password change was attempted: .domain.local Error details: Password Util. Directory Operation Exception: A value in the request is invalid. Change Password: Failed to change password on server with error Microsoft. But the case is that this errormessage is given when your new password is not met with you password policy.

Change Password: directory operation error for user , exception Sytem. We found out that the accounts password policy said "minimum password age" was 21 days.

Have you or someone else changed the password on the Hypervisor?

When i try passwd command at Terminal via Telnet, it shows me this: # passwd -u root passwd: An error occurred updating the password file.

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