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Re: Breaking into a Linux box running initrd

Andrew Pollock <debian-lists@andrew.net.au> wrote:
> The way I've always broken into a Linux box when it's been seriously 
> broken or the root password's been forgotten is to go "linux init=/bin/sh" 
> at the LILO prompt.
> However, this doesn't appear to have the desired effect when you've got a 
> system that boots with an initrd.
> Can anyone enlighten me as to how you do it when there's an initrd in use?

Use initrd-tools 0.1.36 or later.
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