STEPS ===== As the os(FREEBSD) is starting it will display the following message:
Hit [Enter] to boot immediately, or any other key for command prompt.
Booting [kernel ] in 10 seconds...
You should now ress the space bar, and you will see the following message:
Type '?' for a list of commands, or 'help' for more detailed help.
now type boot -s and press the enter key to start FreeBSD in single user mode. After the system boots, you should see the statement:
Enter fill pathname of shell or RETURN for /bin/sh:
Press the enter key and you will have a # prompt.
[Mount the filesystems]
At the command prompt. issue the mount command. This command will mount all the filesystems listed in your /etc/fstab file.
# mount -t ufs -a
[Change the root password]
Issue the passwd command and you will be prompted to enter a new password for the root account.
New password: passwd: updating the database... passwd: done
[Change the manage password]
#exit There is no need to reboot the operating system to go to multi-user mode. The exit command will cause the system to return to multi-user miode without a reboot.
From: Dave Banning <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: can't login as anyone - not even as root! Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 09:20:47 -0700 (PDT)
All of a sudden, I can't login, even as root. I tried to set the password of root to nil (because I happened to be logged in as root at the time) and that didn't work either.
Then, thinking that the machine was acting up, I rebooted. Now I am in deeper. I can't even access the machine.
Any idea why this would happen, or more important, how I can get out?
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