Re: Fwd: AlphaPC 164SX - situation
It's unclear to me - does this machine have NT or linux installed?
On Fri, 2002-12-06 at 18:06, Phil Carmody wrote:
> --- Glenn Fuller <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Alpha BIOS 5.66 21164 PC Microprocessor 533MHZ.old digital order number 211PC-03 I suspect on
> > the MOtherboard.
> > WIndows NT Alpha BIOS Firmware.
> > I'm trying to locate a floppy disk to boot this system and either recover and over ride
> > password, or reconfigure and re-install.
> > My son died. No info where to start.
> > Glenn Fuller
> The following should work. If it doesn't I'd like to know now, as it's what
> I'd do if I or my alpha were in the same situation, so I can be better armed
> >From the AlphaBIOS console, find out which is the root partition on the hard
> Pull the hard disk out, plug it into a system that you can log in to.
> Mount the root partition read/write, and blank the password field of the
> root account in /etc/passwd and/or /etc/shadow.
> Unmount, unplug, return it to the alpha and boot normally, and login as root
> with no password.
> If the partitions are encrypted, then probably all bets are off.
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