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Re: recover lost root password



On Sat, Mar 08, 2003 at 05:57:24PM -0800, Carla Schroder wrote:
> > I just tried that from GRUB [selected the menu item hit 'e' to edit on
> > the kernel line appened init=/bin/sh then 'b' to boot] hey-presto no
> > flippin password needed! and there was me thinking my laptop was almost
> > secure!!
> >
> > how can i prevent this from working?
> > [apart from bios password]
> >
> > hugh
> 
> Password-protect GRUB. See 
> http://www.gnu.org/manual/grub-0.90/html_mono/grub.html#
Thankyou! i should have looked there..

> Here's the full recipe, there are some tricky bits:

<snip> shadowmagik </snip>

> Now when you log in as root, it will not ask for a password.
excuse my rudeness but isnt that a Bad Thing?

what about ssh? does that leave the box totaly open?

I will add password prot to grub but im not removig password from root
acount!

thanks

hugh



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