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Old 09-17-2009, 10:22 PM   #1
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how do i hack in to ROOT?

we made a password for root right? well we've forgotten the password and we can't do any administrative tasks. we've tried our password but it didn't work so we asked, and somebody said something about sudo, i thought it answered everything, just to find out that typing sudo does not work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HELP!
Old 09-17-2009, 10:29 PM   #2
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In ubuntu root passwd = user passwd, since you have to use sudo and you can't login directly as root.
Old 09-17-2009, 10:33 PM   #3
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To reset it, do a "chroot" from a live-cd to your main installation and use "passwd" to change the password.
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Talking crack root passwd

please specify which distro you are using.

Just boot from a live CD, mount the / partion and removed the password field "x" in /etc/passwd file for root. You can go inside without a passwd and once loged in as root change the passwd and restore the original configuration.
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this is frequently asked in this forum..visit the follwing thread and you can find many ways of resetting your root password


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