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Old 03-08-2003, 05:03 PM   #1
donblas
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Exclamation Root password and stupidity


Hey everyone,
I've been messing with nix for awhile, and I finally got a stable working distro working. The only problem is i can no longer log in as root, i'm assuming I just can't remember my password, but I've already ran through every password i've ever used like 5 times. I was wondering if there was any way to reset the root password or find out what it is. This borders on hacking\cracking I realize, but it's my own box here!

Any help would be appreached
donblas
 
Old 03-08-2003, 05:19 PM   #2
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I answered a similar request recently but the originator never responded back to know what the solution was. You could view the thread at the link below.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=48128

I believe it will provide the info you are looking for.
 
Old 03-08-2003, 05:28 PM   #3
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a) boot from CD/floppy, mount / filesystem and modify password
b) boot to single user mode (wait for lilo prompt, append "s" to boot parameters) and modify password
 
Old 03-08-2003, 05:52 PM   #4
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when booting into your kernel add the line single so If your using lilo and your entry is linux type:
linux single
On the lilo CL, this will boot into a root shell which you can use to change your password, passwd
 
Old 03-12-2003, 03:11 AM   #5
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Yaya, single user mode will do
 
  


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