Password reset question
wmoran at potentialtech.com
Mon Apr 21 08:56:16 PDT 2003
none none wrote:
> I had a server which I haven't used in about a year, with data on it
> that I'd like to access. Unforunately I forgot the root password. I've
> tried the "boot -s" option but once it finishes booting it displays
> "enter root password or ^D for multiuser access". (Not bypassing the
> root password... I have physical access to the machine. How can I reset
> or recover the password?
Your console is obviously marked as "secure".
You'll have to boot off a fixit floppy or CD (such as FreeSBIE), then edit
the password file to change root's password and run pwd_mkdb.
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