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Re: [opensuse] advanced operation
  • From: Robert Schiele <rschiele@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2006 16:51:04 +0200
  • Message-id: <20060406145104.GJ9680@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, Apr 04, 2006 at 11:24:01PM +0200, jdd wrote:
> As you may know, when installing 10.1 (at least beta 8), if
> you stop the install after the first cd, you get stuck by a
> wrong root login.
> having this problem, and knowing the lost root passwd is
> very frequent on the net, I setup a sdb page (in french, sorry).
> I nearly invented a new way to circomvent a somewhat better
> protection on the new (10.x) systems - it's no more
> sufficient --at least in this case-- to blank the passwd field.
> given the hardness of the subject I would be glad if some of
> you could check the solution on a testbed system (NOT on
> production system, please :-);

No need to test this. In principle this works but there is something missing
in your description. Before changing the password you have to remount the
filesystem that holds /etc/ read-writable by:

# remount rw /


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