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Old 09-09-2004, 01:07 PM   #1
JesseMor
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password recovery


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=single

linux 1

linux=1

linux init=/bin/sh rw

init=/bin/sh rw

linux init=/bin/bash

init=/bin/bash

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.
 
Old 09-09-2004, 04:41 PM   #2
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This article from about.com may be helpful to you -- J.W.
 
Old 09-10-2004, 07:18 PM   #3
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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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