hi ya patrick

good memory..

and the rest of the various ways... to get our passwd if we dont have
a fd or cd or broken lilo or ??? ..

c ya

On Wed, 12 Jun 2002, Patrick Wiseman wrote:

> On Wed, 12 Jun 2002, Antonio Mu?oz-Flores wrote:
> > Is there something I can do to recover the root password or for logging
> > as the root user without having to reinstall Debian?
> If you didn't create a bootdisk when you installed, download tomsrtbt from
> http://www.toms.net/rb/
> and create a bootdisk.  (It's a useful thing to have around anyway.)
> Then boot the tomsrtbt system, mount your linux partition, edit
> /etc/shadow and remove the encrypted root password.  Then reboot your
> system, login as root (which now won't require a password), and use
> 'passwd' to reset root's password.
> This is all from memory and untested!!

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