[SOLVED] Can't use shell after reboot after I installed Proxmox new

Jun 17, 2021
Hello, somehow my previous post is gone so another try:

after some problems with an upgrade from 7 to 8 I decided to reinstall an restore all vms from the backup. Everything went well untill I rebooted the new Proxmox machine. Now I cannot log on anymore. If I try to log on from the web ui I can see only this:

Linux Europa 6.2.16-3-pve #1 SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC PVE 6.2.16-3 (2023-06-17T05:58Z) x86_64 The programs included with the Debian GNU/Linux system are free software; the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright. Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Last login: Tue Jul 18 15:58:15 CEST 2023 on tty1 Cannot execute exit: No such file or directory

- ssh does not work, I think it's the same error but the connection gets closed
- kvm remote console does not work, it just does not allow log in
- I can start vms from the webinterface
- I changed the shell from bash to zsh (which I installed before) in /etc/passwd file
- switch to an older Kernel does not help

Any sugestions?

I found the issue. in /etc/passwd the shell for the root user was set to "exit". I have no Idea how and when this happend but I'm able to log in again.


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