freebsd forgets root password
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Sat Oct 24 02:41:34 UTC 2009
> Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 20:46:03 -0500
> From: Adam Vande More <amvandemore at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: freebsd forgets root password
> To: kalin m <kalin at el.net>
> Cc: freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
> <6201873e0910231846j4386baa9g3bd3eab21fed1727 at mail.gmail.com>
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> On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 7:56 PM, kalin m <kalin at el.net>
> > hi all ....
> > this is really weird.
> > i've must have set up the root password on this new
> machine i got at least
> > 5 times and after a few reboots this thing forgets
> > i have to go in single user and reset it again and
> > what can be the reason?
> Couple guesses:
> You keep forgetting the password
> caps lock
On my BSD server, I have a keyboard with a failing shift key. This means if I touch-type the password one day, and "hunt&peck" the next, the result is not the same.
With how flimsy the entry-level keyboards are these days, it may be *almost* as likely ;)
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