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Re: [suse-security] password recovery
Simple use boot media that has drivers for the disk and the console (i.e.
anything will do). remount the / partition (which likely contains /etc) as
read-write, then either remove the password with an editor from /etc/shadow
or change it using "passwd", reboot and you're done. On many systems you
don't even need to do that, at the lilo or grub prompt boot into single user
mode and often you are dumped to a root prompt, however more rescent
versions of SuSE are often setup securely to prevent this, so use a bootable
disk and method #1.
Kurt Seifried, kurt@xxxxxxxxxxxx
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Lyle Giese" <lyle@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, July 24, 2004 8:56 AM
Subject: [suse-security] password recovery
> I have been using suse for a bit now, having used RH previously. One
> feature that I seem not to see or maybe it's just not there.
> In RH, there was a way to recover the root password. As I am an
> consultant, I can just imagine getting to a client's site and they don't
> remember/know the root password.
> Is there a way/method to recover/reset the root password in suse?
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Check the headers for your unsubscription address
For additional commands, e-mail: suse-security-help@xxxxxxxx
Security-related bug reports go to security@xxxxxxx, not here