Linux - SecurityThis forum is for all security related questions.
Questions, tips, system compromises, firewalls, etc. are all included here.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
get your lilo or grub screen, press esc or ctrl+x for lilo, then run "linux single", on grub, press e, then add "single" to the boot command. when you get to a prompt you will be root, just run "passwd" to set it again.
1) It is the most basic access to a linux system - usually used for troubleshooting purposes.
2) It is only a weekness if:
a - Other people have your root password
b - Other people have access to your machine
If b is true then you can add a bootloader password to stop people editing the commands.