Re: single user mode
In article <m0y0Vsj-0022I5C@eyry.econ.iastate.edu>,
Richard E. Hawkins Esq. <email@example.com> wrote:
>If shadow passwords have been fouled up, the correct password may be none at
>> 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.
Miquel van Smoorenburg | The dyslexic, agnostic, insomniac lay in his bed
firstname.lastname@example.org | awake all night wondering if there is a doG
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