My Brother was our IT man and he passed away and no one has a clue about linux. The machine is locked out using XScreenSaver and what I need is to find out what is my boot partition so I can reset the root password using SystemRescueCD or any other means and change the setting on the xscreensaver or just get rid of the xscreensaver for now.
Following the instructions on the SystemRescueCD web page I loaded the CD and turned the machine on and went to the GUI to find out what the partitions were. However the labels were non-informative and the flags were blank.
This is a dump of fdisk -l
Device Boot Start End Blocks ID System
./dev/sda1 2048 655359 326656 83 Linux
./dev/sda2 655360 156248063 77796352 5 Extended
./dev/sda5 657408 6514678 2928640 83 Linux
./dev/sda6 6516736 22138879 7811072 82 Linux swap / Solaris
./dev/sda7 22140928 3385735 585304 83 Linux
./dev/sda8 33859584 44140543 5140480 83 linux
./dev/sda9 44142592 63672319 9764864 83 linux
./dev/sda10 63674368 87631871 11978752 83 linux
./dev/sda11 87633920 105885695 9125888 83 linux
./dev/sda12 Raid 131072 83 linux
./dev/sda13 Raid 131072 83 linux
./dev/sda14 Raid 131072 83 linux
Sorry for the garbage display.
Basically can anyone tell me which partition is the boot?
Right now I'm trying to change the root password on his home computer so I can rescue his workstation and server at work and I don't want to mess them up. Or he'll haunt me.
I'd appreciate any help and no I'm not a hacker, I'm just clueless.