I have been presented with this situation.
I have a Linux Server (running SuSe 8.2) that has a database on it. However, another company installed it and there are no records of any passwords.
I tried following instructions for using the Suse install disk, and resettign that way, but each time I boot up it has reverted any changes I made. ???
I also tried hitting ESC @ Grub, and entering the text mode. E to edit the line starting 'Kernel' and adding 'single' to the end of it. Upon booting, it still asks for the root password.
There are 4 other users set up on this box, one of which has admin rights.
Boot the gentoo minimal live CD.
create a mount point (/mnt/suse)
mount all partitions under /mnt/suse
chroot /mnt/suse /bin/bash
env-update && source /etc/profile
Now you have your suse environment and you are logged in as root. type passwd to change your password.
umount all partitions
I just had a thought. I think the root account maybe disabled.
So, basically, IF the root acc is disabled, and I dont know any other passwords, can this be done??
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