Another option would be if that umprivileged user is in sudoers 
with permission to run the root shell (sudo -s). It doesn't need to be 
in wheel to do that.

On Wed, 22 Oct 2008, mdh wrote:

|He said his unprivileged user isn't in the wheel group.  
|To answer the initial question, you'll need to login to the system on the 
local console.  You cannot get root access via the network unless you're 
running another remote access service besides ssh which will allow you to login 
as root directly.  
|- mdh
|--- On Wed, 10/22/08, Benjamin Lee <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
|> From: Benjamin Lee <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
|> Subject: Re: Locked out of Root
|> To: "APseudoUtopia" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
|> Cc: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
|> Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 11:25 PM
|> Login as the unprivileged user and run:
|> $ su
|> See su(1).
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- Marcelo

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