Rooting a local box
dave at thesmithfam.org
Thu Apr 26 12:13:32 MDT 2007
Matthew Frederico wrote:
> We have a local box that needs some rooting to happen to it because
> knows the root password.
Boot a live CD, and do this:
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/rooted (replace sda1 with the partition that has
your installed root partition on it)
passwd (enter the new root password twice)
That's what I do -- works like a charm. Most modern distros don't let
you do the single user trick at the grub prompt anymore. Good luck!
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