Originally Posted by grim2k5
My friend recenlty purchased a computer with SuSE Linux from someone for $50 but he dosnt know the user name and password. Is there any way to bypass this without a disk?
Without knowing what version of SUSE, you r best bet might be to simply install a modern version of Linux.
Does it have a CD Drive? If not, go buy one and install it.
You can boot from any "live CD" Linux distro--often available on magazine covers.
Find the file /etc/passwd and edit the "root" entry to remove the "x". The root entry will wind up like this:
When you re-boot, you will be able to log in as root with no password