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Re: Emergency mode when root account locked

On Mon, 7 Dec 2020 09:30:05 -0600 (CST)
grumpy@mailfence.com wrote:


> i was a sys admin for hpux and linux systems for 25 years now retired
> having a root password is along the same line as backups for your system
> you spend time and money and pray you never have to use it
> you set a root password and use it from time to time just in case

But the difference is that if you don't have backups and you do need
them, you're in big trouble. If you don't have a root password and you
need it, you can always mount the disk from another operating
environment, such as a live one, and fix things. A hassle, certainly,
but not nearly as catastrophic as not having backups


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