[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: forgot root password on head- and keyboardless machine *blush*

* Ralf G. R. Bergs (rabe@RWTH-Aachen.DE) spake thusly:
> On Tue, 21 Aug 2001 11:45:14 -0700, Jason Majors wrote:
> [...]
> >> Even if you HAD a keyboard that fits you would SURELY kill your machine by 
> hot-
> >> plugging it in (smash the keyboard-controller's fuse, if it has one, or even 
> >> blow the controller itself.)
> >No...I do this all the time whenever I need to boot my firewall or my server,
> >both of which run without keyboards most of the time.
> Then you have probably just been lucky all the time. :-)
> Seriously, I've seen LOTS of fuses blow by just hot-plugging the keyboard. I 
> don't know whether modern boards are more robust with this respect, but I doubt 
> it.

*boggle* That must have been an etherkiller reborn as a keyboard... 

Dima (no, I have _never_ seen a blown keyboard fuse)
E-mail dmaziuk at bmrb dot wisc dot edu (@work) or at crosswinds dot net (@home)
http://www.bmrb.wisc.edu/descript/gpgkey.dmaziuk.ascii -- GnuPG 1.0.4 public key
Well, lusers are technically human.                             -- Red Drag Diva

Reply to: