Thanks for this response and others. However, my problem does not look to be so simple.
I boot off the install cd and get into the fixit prompt. I dmesg | less and get the device name that I think is my hard drive /dev/ad0. I fdisk /dev/ad0 and get information about 3 slices. I am think /dev/ad0 slice 3 is the root file system because slice 3 has a greatest amount of disk space and that looks like my root partition Then I ls -l /dev |grep ad0 and it spits out a number for /dev/ad0 like ad0s0 ad0s1 ad0s3 etc. I am assuming /dev/ad0s3 is slice 3 which I believe it to be my root partition. So I mount it: mount /dev/ad0s3 /mnt I do a df -k and find that /mnt has 0 bytes available. To check I cd /mnt and ls and don't find any data in it. I check/dev/ad0s2 /dev/ad0s1 in the same way. None of it has any data. I guess there is something else that I am missing at this point. Can anyone advise. Thanks # mukarram Mukarram Syed [EMAIL PROTECTED] ----- Original Message ---- From: Wojciech Puchar <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: Mukarram Syed <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Cc: email@example.com Sent: Sunday, July 6, 2008 2:18:56 PM Subject: Re: Recovering root password from a drive by mounting the cdrom > I need your help! > I have booted up from a freebsd install cd 1. I have connected my freebsd > drive in the system. Now I don't know how to mount the drive to edit the > /etc/shadow file. > I am at the fixit prompt on the cd. IMHO mount <yourrootpartition> /mnt mount <your_usr_partition_if_separate> /mnt/usr cd /mnt chroot . usr/bin/passwd and change the password _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"