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RE: [suse-security] password recovery

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lars Ellenberg [mailto:l.g.e@xxxxxx]
> Sent: 26 July 2004 18:59
> To: suse-security@xxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [suse-security] password recovery
> > And what if I use LVM? how do I mount root manually?
> it has been mentioned several times:
> at the (grub,lilo,whatever) boot promt, you can say init=/bin/bash (or
> sash, or whatever).  you then only need to
>  mount -o remount,rw /; passwd ; mount -o remount,ro ; reboot -f 
> so what?

If the root partition is in LVM then you'll also need to run the LVM 
commands (pvscan etc, can't remember, I'll look at my notes in the morning)
to see this partition. This is the main reason I use:
/dev/sda1	/boot	ext2
/dev/sda2	swap
/dev/sda3	/	reiserfs
/dev/sda4	extended partition
/dev/sda5	LVM partition

Makes /boot and / trivial to access, assuming I have a boot disk
with the megaraid2 driver available.


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