lost root passwd
richard at firebadger.net
Sat Apr 16 10:09:15 PDT 2005
Marty Landman wrote:
> 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
> # passwd
> the response is
> passwd: pam_chauthtok(): error in service module
> Anyway I can fix this?
I suppose you havent got the password for toor?
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