On Tue, 21 Oct 2003 08:55:54 -0400 Lowell Gilbert <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Eric Pogroski <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > > On Tue, 07 Oct 2003 19:37:19 +0000 > > DanB <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > > Is there other way to change the root password that been lost > > > without shutting down the computer. > > > > > > Old way shutdown space bar boot -s #mount -t ufs -a > > > #passwd > > > # exit to multiusers. > > > > Try this: > > > > # shutdown now > > < hit return to accept 'sh' as the default shell > > > # passwd > > # exit > > Did you try that? many, many times in the past... :) > Won't it still be in the raised securelevel? nope. sorry about the brevity of my previous reply, in a bit of a rush then. here's whats needed: <presuming a full, multiuser system is running> # shutdown now # <hit return at the prompt for 'sh'> (csh & tcsh both go fubar in single-user mode) <at this point, all of the filesystems are still mounted> # passwd root <--- this is important - lost one system by NOT doing this # exit -or- reboot <--- I prefer a reboot, but that's me. work's about 9 times out of 10. It's the tenth one that makes you bald from frustration... :) ps: cc your replies to [EMAIL PROTECTED] so this stuff will get to the archives. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"