How to reset root passwd FreeBSdD4.7
John Von Essen
john at essenz.com
Thu Jul 14 13:55:25 GMT 2005
Boot with 1st CD, goto the Fixit Shell (will need 2nd CD). From there you
have to manually mount the / filesystem and edit passwd (just clear out
the passwd, root::). However, do an fsck on the device first (you may have
to reboot afterwards) since if you have any fragmentation following an
unclean shutdown, you will not be able to mount the device.
On Thu, 14 Jul 2005, Vyacheslav Sotnikov wrote:
> John Von Essen пишет:
> > boot single user...
> > mount -u /
> > mount -a
> > Then use vipw or passwd to clear out or change root password. If you
> > shutdown the system un-cleanly, you may have to do an fsck / as
> > fragmentation will prevent the filesystem from being mounted
> > read-write-able.
> > -john
> but what to do if i have "console insecure" in /etc/ttys?
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