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Re: Password Recovery

On Sun, May 13, 2001 at 10:55:59PM -0400, Michael P. Soulier wrote:
> On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 02:36:57PM +1200, Shirmay Li wrote:
> > Hi,  We use Debian Gnu/Linux 2.1. The root password is lost(yes we are
> > kicking ourselves). I've tried to boot into the single user mode by typing
> > linux single at the lilo boot: to recover the password. But the method does
> > not work. Could you tell the proper way please?
>     Try adding "init=/bin/bash" at the boot prompt. Then you should be able to
> mount the root filesystem and get at the passwd file.
I do not know for slink but for potato, you need to remount root, too.
So after above,

init-2.03# mount -n -t remount,rw /
init-2.03# mount -avt nonfs,noproc,nosmbfs

See http://www.aokiconsulting.com/quick/ch3.html#s-crackroot for
details and more options.

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+  Osamu Aoki <debian@aokiconsulting.com>, GnuPG-key: 1024D/D5DE453D  +
+  My debian quick-reference, http://www.aokiconsulting.com/quick/    +

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