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Re: [SLE] Forgotten Root password ? ?
  • From: muskrat@xxxxxxxxx (Jeffrey Taylor)
  • Date: Sun, 2 Jul 2000 23:40:20 -0500
  • Message-id: <20000702234020.A14963@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>



Not feasible unless you are a large government agency (i.e., not
without a supercomputer to do brute force cracking). Instead, boot off a
floppy, edit the /etc/passwd file and delete the password field, then
reboot normally. Replace the non-password with something as soon as
you boot up.

HTH,
Jeff


Quoting System Administrator <admin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> HI
>
> cna anybody tell me how can one retrive root password if one has forgotten
> after changing it ?
>


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