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
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