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On Saturday 31 January 2004 11:33 am, Patrick Wilcox wrote:
> I loaded FreeBSD on one of my old PCs a few years ago.
> I wanted to start using it again, but I can't
> remember what the root password was. I'm sure I used
> the default, but I tried hitting enter and using
> "password", "root", "r00t", "sysadmin", "admin" and a
> few others to no avail.
> Can anyone tell me some others to try?
> Alternately, I tried logging into the box in
> single-user mode to change it. However, when I got to
> the boot: prompt and typed -s, it proceeded to do a
> normal boot.
A few things - there isn't a "default" root password. You either set it or you
don't Nextly (grin) for single user mode to change the root password, look
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