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Re: Root password



On 24-Sep-99 Andrei Ivanov wrote:
> Here  is how you do it:
> reboot and at lilo prompt type 
> linux init=/bin/sh
> 
> This will rop you into shell. In there, 
> mount -n -o remount rw
> 
> Then edit the /etc/passwd file and blank out root password field. (The
> second field). Or do that to shadow file, if you have one.
> Then 
> sync
> and reboot. You should be able to get in without password so you can
> change it then
> Andrew

I thought it was even easier than that, using the boot disk and a command
I cannot remember but which has "boot root" in it.

--
Andrew


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