--- On Thu, 10/23/08, Lowell Gilbert <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> From: Lowell Gilbert <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Subject: Re: Locked out of Root
> To: "APseudoUtopia" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Cc: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> Date: Thursday, October 23, 2008, 7:44 AM
> APseudoUtopia <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > I have one user (other than root and the other system
> users) on my
> > box, and that user is _NOT_ in the wheel group. I also
> have root
> > logins disabled via SSH. This is a remote server and
> all I have is SSH
> > access.
> >
> > Is there any way that I can gain root? I know the root
> password and
> > everything, but I just can't get to it. The user
> is not in the wheel
> > group, and root login is disabled in SSH.
> >
> > Thanks for any help/advice.
> You'll need to reboot in single-user mode.
> E.g.,
> http://be-well.ilk.org/FreeBSD/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq/admin.html#SU-WHEEL-GROUP

If he can get to the system console, why would he need to bother booting to 
single user mode?  He said he has the root password.  He should just be able to 
login normally, if he can get to the system console.  
- mdh

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