I am trying to get into an inherited computer with Linux 2.0.35.
Have found and read several articles on recovery from lost passwords.
All suggest entering something at the LILO prompt. I have tried all variations that I can think of, including those listed here: linux single
linux init=/bin/sh rw
I have preceded the above with all of the entries here( tab, shift, alt, enter, ctrl+x, prior to linux single, etc.) no luck.
I know that what I'm trying to do is possible, as I personally witnessed same a few years ago and the person did not have a boot floppy/disk or anything other than the knowledge that I'm looking for ( wish I had contact with him now!).
Is anyone out there able to steer me in the right direction??
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
This article from about.com may be helpful to you -- J.W.
Just to make clear: it's the hash of the password that is stored, not the password itself.
That doesn't make actual recovery totally impossible, just harder if a proper passwd was used.
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