root password

Thu, 7 Oct 2004 16:36:35 -0700

On Thu, 07 Oct 2004 15:48:32 -0700, Stephen Schroder wrote  
> I have forgotten my root password, since it has been months since I   
> needed to access root.  Is there a way for me to retrieve the   
> password or bypass it, or define a new password.  Any help would   
> help would be appreciated.  
take the system offline by removing its ethernet connection and reboot the  
system with a knoppix cd in it. remount the HD in read/write mode and edit  
the /etc/passwd file. in it you will see the entry for root will read  
something like   
remove the x from between the two :: an save the file. reboot the system and  
log in as root, change the password as root now has no password. put system  
back online after you have changed the root password to something secure  
> -Steve  
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> Nothing is going to work because you want it to work, just to please   
> you.  You have to make the damn thing work.  -Thomas A. Edison  
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