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Old 06-12-2007, 05:07 AM   #1
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Bypassing the root password

Hey guys? A buddy of mine forgot his root password, and ideas how to bypass it?
Old 06-12-2007, 05:11 AM   #2
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Your buddy eh?... Keywords you might want to search include: boot single user mode
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The Knoppix live cdrom (dvd) will get you into the system.

And slax live cd too.
Old 06-13-2007, 07:57 AM   #4
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Thanks.. the dynebolic live cd can also get you in the system. Anyhoo' I booted the machine with a slack cd and deleted the /etc/shadow /etc/passwd files.
I then booted in failsafe mode and now I have problems loggin in (which is understandale!)
the useradd does not work.
is there any default login? or what do i do?
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Try passwd root


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