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Old 07-04-2006, 04:55 AM   #1
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Forgot my Password

Hello all. Can you please help me, i am stuck with a problem and the problem is that i reinstalled solaris 10... i gave the root password as usual but after installation... when i tried to log in again... my brain memory flushed and i could not remember the password...
Is there anyway to change my password... like using the single user mode in the Fedora Linux,,, I am in urgent need of that...
Plz help...
Thnkx in advance
Old 07-04-2006, 05:10 AM   #2
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Can you boot from cd under root, mount partition, chroot to it, and say passwd root??
Old 07-20-2006, 12:33 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by raskin
Can you boot from cd under root, mount partition, chroot to it, and say passwd root??
Yes. That's pretty much exactly what you do.

1) Boot an install CD into maintenance mode (boot cdrom -s)
2) mount slash (/) of the primary disk (example: mount /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0 /mnt)
3) Edit /mnt/etc/shadow and remove the password field for root user.


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