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Re: [suse-security] password recovery



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On Saturday 24 July 2004 16:14, John Andersen wrote:
> On Saturday 24 July 2004 08:14 am, Lyle Giese wrote:
> > In RH, you could boot into single user mode and be auto
> > connected as root without knowing the password.
>
> And you have conclusively proven that the same method
> will not work in SuSE?

It's been a while, but I proved it in 8.1. I had a root password get 
corrupted, I have no idea how, but it did. When I tried to log in single 
user, it wanted the root password. I used a Knopix CD, mounted my root 
partition, cleared the root password in shadow, and was able to get it back.


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