Re: Locked out! How to circumvent password urgently?
On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 19:39:41 +0100, Anthony Campbell
> I can't access my laptop because neither the user nor the root passwords
> work. I can only think I was hacked last night.
> I can't access via single user either.
> I can get into the system via knoppix. Are there any files in /etc I can
> delete in order to make the system accessible without a password?
> This is REALLY urgent because I must use the machine tomorrow, so if all
> else fails I shall have to reinstall the system.
Mmh, edit /etc/passwd (or /etc/shadow), the second field (after the
username) is the hashed passwd, delete it and at next login you only
need to press enter.