[lug] root password

Chip Atkinson chip at pupman.com
Wed Aug 2 10:03:34 MDT 2006

Do you have a live CD available?  You may be able to boot from the live
cd, mount the disk, edit /etc/shadow and /etc/password to blank out the
password.  Unmount the disk, reboot.

On Wed, 2 Aug 2006, Gordon Golding wrote:

> Somebody reset the root password on a shared machine and now can't remember what they set it to.
> What's the best way to fix?
> -- 
> Gordon Golding
> aka Golding the Younger DH70
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