I have a small web server which formerly had Slack 8.1 installed. It has a custom kernel because of the SCSI subsystem.
I upgraded all packages to 9.0 using SWARET, excluding the kernel, lilo, kde, qt and xfree86. All went well with installing the packages and resolving the dependencies until I logged out.
I shell into this machine from another using ssh.
When I tried to shell back in, it recognized the username but not the password. I have not rebooted or restarted the server since the upgrade.
1-Do I need to reboot the server to "initialize" the upgrade?
2-If I boot to a rescue disk, is there a way to reset the root password?
Thanks for the help. I enjoy reading this forum.