lost root password on a raid-1 geom mirror

Petre Bandac petre at kgb.ro
Tue Apr 11 16:49:21 UTC 2006

On Wed, 12 Apr 2006 01:08:13 +1000 Anno Domini, the honourable Norberto
Meijome wrote using one of his keyboards:

> On Tue, 11 Apr 2006 17:31:12 +0300
> Petre Bandac <petre at kgb.ro> wrote:
> > the classic schema with unload all/load kernel/boot -s and
> > mounting / read-write doesn't work
> > 
> Hi Petre,
> I assume you say it doesnt work because your kernel doesn't have
> gmirror built into it.
> have you tried using the install disk -> fixit -> load the geom_mirror
> module by hand and then mounting the devices? 
> or take the disks to another box which has geom_mirror built into and
> modify that way.
> Beto
it happened as follows - fresh install (following the onlamp.com
howto); kernel recompile with all that needs, reboot, test, put the box
aside for 3 weeks (while forgetting root password - stupid, yes), try
to login (and obviously fail)




Petre Bandac

Network Scientist

petre at kgb.ro

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