Re: Deleted root account in passwd
On August 14, 2004 17:04, Simon Kitching wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-08-15 at 11:55, Simon Kitching wrote:
> > On Sun, 2004-08-15 at 06:14, Pete Clarke wrote:
> > > Hi there,
> > >
> > > <dumb mode>I managed to delete the root entry in /etc/passwd whilst
> > > playing on a test box</dumb mode>
> > > Is there an easy way of re-inserting, or copying the backup passwd file
> > > I have without physical access to the box?
> > >
> > > I can ssh into it, but only as a regular user - obviously I can't su to
> > > root as it doesn't exist anymore :-)
> Sorry, I didn't read the original email properly, and missed the bit
> about not having physical access to the machine.
I have to say that this is one area where windows really shines -- it is much,
much easier to remotely set a root/admin password in windows than in linux ;)
I think your out of luck unless the test box was poorly configured.