Eric Pogroski <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > 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.
Oh, right; we're only trying to change the root password here. That's not actually affected by securelevel at all, so that was a red herring for me to bring up securelevel in the first place. > work's about 9 times out of 10. It's the tenth one that makes you bald > from frustration... :) You need the ability to invoke shutdown. Since you don't have the root password, you need some other account with either root (via sudo, for example) or operator-group access. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"