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bsd13 08-22-2008 06:18 PM

Commented out the root account in /etc/passwd
 
Like a moron I commented out the root account in /etc/passwd and now of course I can't get back in to uncomment it. The problem is that I did this on a virtual machine (vmware) and now I'm lost as to how to mount the file system using knoppix live cd? It's not a physical drive being used for the vmware, but a virtual one.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

r3sistance 08-22-2008 07:17 PM

Single User mode? you should be able to edit the file using single user mode.

bsd13 08-22-2008 09:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by r3sistance (Post 3256558)
Single User mode? you should be able to edit the file using single user mode.

Thanks I got it.


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