I did a recovery of the server and reset the root password to a new one because for some reason, the original was not being recognised. It still is refusing to accept the password in ssh for root. After further research, it appears that it could be a corrupt etc/passwd file.
Parallels state that running this command:
cat /etc/passwd | grep ^root | hexdump -c
the end of the file should end with, \n but mine ends with \r \n. This file I checked as a user with /bin/bash privs. Now the problem. I cannot check the passwd file at root. Any ideas?
I understand there are 2 etc/passwd locations. 1 for each user allocated on the system and the 2nd is in the etc root area. Thanks