Re: Login help
Take a knoppix cd and boot with it.
Mount your PC's harddisk and delete the root's password in /etc/shadow.
Reboot with the Debian installation and you should be able to "root"
without a password...
On Wed, Sep 14, 2005 at 05:32:23PM -0400, Evan Storer wrote:
> Helpful folks,
> I just got a computer from work that was used by someone a few years ago
> which runs Debian, and I can't do anything with it since I don't know any
> usernames or passwords or anything. Is there some kind of override to get
> past the login screen so I can set up my own account? Any help would be
> It says I'm running "Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 ethel tty1" if that information is
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