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I have a RHEL box or development. I changed my user and root passwords on it and I can see the change in effect. However, I have a chroot environment on this box and the changed passwords do not work for this environment. I have to use my old passwords. Do I need to chroot into this environment and change passwords there as well?

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A "chroot" is a separate system (sharing only the kernel). It has its own etc/shadow with its own passwords. So yes, you need to change them twice, inside and outside the chroot.

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I could this figure out using my psychic abilities but need some one to verify it :-) – Kumar Aug 2 '11 at 12:32

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