lost root passwd
MLandman at face2interface.com
Sat Apr 16 09:57:33 PDT 2005
I have a relatively new 5.2 installation and have forgotten the root pw,
although I can log on as a member of group wheel.
Not sure how to fix this situation.
1. /etc/master.passwd has perm's of 0600 so afaik can't change this
except as root
2. rebooting from the installation CD then selecting single user mode
throws me directly into /stand/sysinstall; from there selecting the reset
root pw option is consistently ignored
3. rebooting into single user mode from the HD, after entering
# mount -t ufs -a
the response is
passwd: pam_chauthtok(): error in service module
Anyway I can fix this?
Marty Landman, Face 2 Interface Inc. 845-679-9387
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