Here's a lengthy tale of woe, I took my Octane completely apart for it's annual dust-out, and also to install 8 gig of RAM, only 6 of which work, oh well, anyway the machine was apart for a couple of days, don't know if that's got anything to do with the issue but when I put it back together I couldn't login, it would pop up a dialog saying my password had expired, and prompt me for a new one, then verify the new one, then
ask me for the old one, then it would go back to the login screen, from which I would attempt to login only to get the exact same treatment. I can login via telnet, which also informs me that my password has expired, but once I set it to a new one it lets me in. But if I exit and login again, the new one doesn't work, I use the old one, and once again go through the expired routine and it lets me in. I tried to login as root with all the same problems, with of course the exception that I can't telnet in as root, nor can I su to root once I get in as me. W, as they say, TF?
While it was apart it was possessed by demons, right?
So, just mount the disk elsewhere and clear the password fields I suppose, it's just so odd...