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Old 09-25-2006, 12:06 PM   #1
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SUSE root password


HI
I am a network consultant i deal mainly with windows but one of my client has a Suse open server for emails . The problem is the root password is lost . i have tried knoppix but i could not moount the had drive for some reason . also i have tried "single" logIn through GRUB. i used the passwd but got the message password file is locked "Authentication Manipulation Error"

I am suck and would appreciate help
 
Old 09-25-2006, 12:34 PM   #2
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This document explains how to change root password without cdrom or floppy, so long as the system will boot. http://aplawrence.com/Linux/lostlinuxpassword.html.
 
Old 09-25-2006, 03:15 PM   #3
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Thnks
I have seen similar document and i have tried it out but i keep getting the error message i mentioned earlier . One major issue for me when using knoppix is that i could not get the the hard drive mounted .
 
Old 10-08-2006, 06:54 AM   #4
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On grub meny at kernel options (kernel line)add init=/bin/bash and then /bin/bash will be started insted of init process and will give you full root access.Then remount your file system with mount -o rw,remount /dev/yourdisk /moount/point and then enter in /etc/passwd file with vi /etc/passwd and then delete x in root line (no password for root),save that file and thats it!
 
Old 11-30-2006, 06:37 AM   #5
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Hello,

I have the same problem but i have a USB keyboard and if i start with init=/bin/bash I cant type anything.

I can log into the system with another account that is not root. Does this help? I can even get the /etc/shadow file with encrypted passwords. Does this help?

Thank you,
komadich
 
Old 12-04-2006, 04:24 PM   #6
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As ordinary user you cant delete x in /etc/passwd.Try Knoppix then.

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