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Old 02-07-2004, 11:09 AM   #1
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Bypass Login Password


Hello LQ~
Some friends that I'm working with scored a computer with an old distro of Redhat 2.2 on it. We were trying to get into the thing but nobody know the password. Including the guy that installed it origianlly.

Is there anyway to get past the login screen when it asks for User, and password.

 
Old 02-07-2004, 11:56 AM   #2
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Re: Bypass Login Password

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Hello LQ~
Some friends that I'm working with scored a computer with an old distro of Redhat 2.2 on it. We were trying to get into the thing but nobody know the password. Including the guy that installed it origianlly.

Is there anyway to get past the login screen when it asks for User, and password.

I dunno how LQ has their policies set but I'm sure this may be borderlined. Your asking "how do I locally hack this old RH machine so we can get in?" Why don't you just format and reinstall a recent version of a good distro?
 
Old 02-07-2004, 12:30 PM   #3
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Your asking "how do I locally hack this old RH machine so we can get in?" Why don't you just format and reinstall a recent version of a good distro?
Your correct. I want to locally hack a machine that is our property.
No problem with that. If its possible to do that before we format ,and reinstall it would be nice. I have an updated version of Mandrake, and will put that on after we see if we can get into this thing.

What if it was my machine, and somehow I forgot my login,and password. It would be good to know how to get into the machine without formating,and reinstalling????

"Well, I'm not a crook." Richard M.Nixon
 
Old 02-07-2004, 03:55 PM   #4
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This post may help:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=134412
 
Old 02-07-2004, 07:10 PM   #5
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Thanks. I'll give some of that a shot before we format the drive.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 07:55 AM   #6
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couldnt u just reboot using a linux cd distro (lnx-bbc is good) and just edit the /etc/inittab file so instead of calling whatevergetty to promt for the password, you just tell it to run
bash --login
instead?
 
  


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