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Re: single user mode



In article <m0y0Vsj-0022I5C@eyry.econ.iastate.edu>,
Richard E. Hawkins Esq. <hawk@eyry.econ.iastate.edu> wrote:
>If shadow passwords have been fouled up, the correct password may be none at 
>all.
>> Would a better approach be to boot off the Rescue disk to run fsck?k
>
>If this doesn't work, I don't think you have a choice.

Ofcourse you can always boot into maintenance mode instead of single
use mode (boot with "linux maintenance" or "linux -b"). It will get
you a root shell directly, without password, and without running _any_
of the init scripts. Remember that your root file system is read only at
that point and that not even /proc is mounted ..

No, this is not insecure. You can put a pasword on the LILO boot: prompt.

Mike.
-- 
 Miquel van Smoorenburg |  The dyslexic, agnostic, insomniac lay in his bed
    miquels@cistron.nl  |  awake all night wondering if there is a doG


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