Rooting a local box

Matthew Walker rorith at kydance.net
Thu Apr 26 11:56:37 MDT 2007


Boot to single user mode (add 'single' to kernel parameters in the bootloader) and use
passwd to reset it. :)

On Thu, April 26, 2007 11:55 am, Matthew Frederico wrote:
> We have a local box that needs some rooting to happen to it because nobody
> knows the root password.
>
> Anybody have a sane way to go about this
> -  I was considering using a live-cd of some sort, mounting the drive (SCSI)
> and editing /etc/passwd /etc/shadow
>
> Any thoughts, ideas etc?
>
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