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Old 12-06-2012, 09:58 AM   #1
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Question Re-setting SLES 10 SP2 server password without boot/CD


Hello All,

Is there any way to recover/reset root password for system running SLES 10 SP2?

Unfortunately i can't reboot/insert CD to recover (as its in some other place ) - Only hope i have is , "ssh" enabled on this for my account and i am able to login.


Any suggestions to reset/recover root password are greatly helpful.


Thanks.
 
Old 12-06-2012, 01:05 PM   #2
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No.

Either go to the place and reboot into single user mode, or call someone up at the datacenter and have them do it for you.
 
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:46 PM   #3
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As above, unless your personal acct has sudo access to root.
Also, passwds in Linux are hashed, not encrypted, so its effectively a one-way process. This means you'll have to set a new root passwd, its not generally possible to recover a passwd without some serious effort.
 
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:38 PM   #4
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oh there is no way chance to change the root password from the place where i wish to login. .
Anyways Thanks all for the reply. .
 
  


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