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Old 10-28-2007, 04:42 PM   #1
kevin g
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Unhappy used hard drive with linux vector

just got a used hard drive for my toshiba satellite pro 460cdt installed linux vector it but i don't have login or password. is there a way to start with out them .that is not to hard for novice.

Last edited by kevin g; 10-28-2007 at 04:44 PM. Reason: forgot imporant info
Old 10-28-2007, 05:46 PM   #2
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Teaching a user to hack into a system not belonging to him/her is not something we would recommend in a public forum.

There is nothing to stop you from installing a newer version of Vector over the existing partition. Being the installing person you will create your own root password and set up user accounts for your self. You will have access to a newer and better Vector Linux and password of your choice.

Would this not answer your need?

If we give out tips for you to hack into your own machine the same instruction can be used by readers all over the world to hack PC not belonging to them. I am sure you don't approve this sort of thing.

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Old 10-29-2007, 04:23 PM   #3
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Thumbs up used hard drive/saikee

understand about hackers .i installed used drive.powered up laptop system booted up linux vector to the login screen. no login or password.i powered down restarted tried f2 to enter bios .then tried f8 neather worked.thout bios was either f2 or f8 at boot.have a sugestion.
Old 10-31-2007, 12:55 PM   #4
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Format the drive

I suggest that you use Gparted to format the drive first prior to attempting to install Vector or any other OS on this drive.


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