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My friend gave me a machine with Linux Caldera on it but it's password protected and he forgot the password. I've herd that I can make a boot disk to get on it, can anyone tell me how i'd do that or tell me another way?
yeah, if its using lilo in which i think it should, if you get a lilo boot: prompt.. type this in Linux 1 and it should boot you into single user mode, will not ask for a password. at the prompt, type this..
passwd root and it will prompt you to change roots password to what you want..
then reboot and login as root and from there you should be able to get into the machine and do whatever you want...
In case you hadn't guessed, i'm new at this one. Thanks for pointing out the word "boot", that's the one that appeared. It went by fast but I finally caught it and typed "linux single" and got to where it says "give root password for maintenence or press ctrl + D for normal setup:". I pressed ctrl + D and it just hung for a while, then I typed "passwd" & "passwd root" & "/usr/bin/passwd" but none of these got me anywhere. Any suggestions?
Sorry about the multi-posts, wasn't sure which group to ask. Won't do it again.
at that prompt, try typing Linux 1 instead of linux single, or press TAB to see your options, probably most likely only Linux but I would definitely try Linux 1 or init 1, it shouldn't ask for a password in single user mode.
Finally got it changed. tab key brought up "linux" only. Typed "linux 1", "init 1", "linux -s", "linux" - none worked. (Caldera 2.3). I typed "linux init=/bin/sh rw" & that took me to "bash#", I typed in a new one, it promped me for a double check, then said
"PAM_pwdb: password for (root/0) changed by ((null) / 0 )
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfullly
Should I reboot or is there something that else to do?
i guess caldera makes you work a little harder to get to single user mode without a password.. i'll remember that one..
congrats on getting it to work..
nope, after changing the password, you should be set to go, reboot and login.. then you can see what you might have to change or whatever from there....