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I try to retrive Root password from Suse 10.1 linux machine. I try many difrrent ways from net but no luck. Let me explain where is the problem.
- i'm starting from Suse 10.1 boot CD
- then Resuce System (after while there is red windows telling: Could not find Suse Linux Install Source. Activaitng Manual setup Program),OK
- then chosing lanugage and keyboard
- In the Main menue window I pick up, Start Installation or System,
- then Start Rescue System
- Source media (CD-ROM),
- Automatic DHCP (Yes),
and in the text trybe: Resuce login (root). And when I try to mount drive
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt I've got. (You must specifie the file system type).
When I do:
fdisk -l, it shows:
/dev/hda1* ... f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 83 Linux
/dec/hda6 82 Linux Swap
/dev/hda7 82 Linux Swap
/dev/hda8 83 Linux
/dev/hda9 83 Linux
Distribution: debian, gentoo, os x (darwin), ubuntu
perhaps before editing passwd and shadow files manually you should know what you are doing!
the x in passwd (column where the password is supposed to be) means the password is md5'ed in the shadow file!
If you could mount hda8 using rescue disk to /mnt, you could delete that 'x' in the line for root in /mnt/etc/passwd [so that it looks like root::0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash]. It won't ask for root passwd now. Reboot.When back in your system, put that 'x' back and run passwd to create new passwd.