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Old 07-04-2003, 08:34 AM   #1
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lost password


hi,
is it posible to restore the root password?
I messed up with mysystem and lost my password accidently.now cant login.

Wax
 
Old 07-04-2003, 08:37 AM   #2
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a quick google search found 64,400 results - good ones too!

http://www.google.ca/search?num=100&...ssword&spell=1
 
Old 07-04-2003, 09:44 AM   #3
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does this works? I thought every system generates 'SALT' for every pass ...... interesting
 
Old 07-04-2003, 09:54 AM   #4
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You should be able to go into a maintence shell from the grub or lilo menu. You should be able to change it there.

Brian
 
Old 07-04-2003, 09:55 AM   #5
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if you have physical access to the box there are many ways to reset the root password... if that is what you meant

explain "SALT" ?
 
Old 07-04-2003, 10:00 AM   #6
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SALT are two letters before your encrypted password:
for example your enc. pass is:
klwefh#as!lasdh^sndfia
So kl is 'SALT' as I can understand every system has its own SALT
===========================
Now I remembered, you can at LILO prompt (if u use LILO, dont know about GRUB)
linux init=/bin/bash
or
linux s
Second way works only if the system wasn't configured to ask for 'su' command as single user mode starts, but the first way should work 100%
 
  


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