Re: Resetting the root password (was: user name from security logs)
From: KillKenny (killkenny_at_fibertel.com.ar)
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 10:02:10 -0300
Why not booting with the Knoppix CD and making a chroot to the / filesystem?
Booting the Knoppix CD
chown /mnt/disk /bin/bash
and change the password
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chandan" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 4:18 AM
Subject: Re: Resetting the root password (was: user name from security logs)
> You can do it as
> press CTRL x and type linux -s if you are running lilo. Then press enter
> you you are in single usermode. change the admin password using
> command passwd. and reboot the machine.
> On 5/31/05, Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On 2005-05-29 Emmanuel Goldstein wrote:
> > > I've recently started to work in an Internet Cafe wich has a network
> > > of 10 Pc's running linux (Debian Woody). The thing is that the guy
> > > that was in charge of the network left without leaving the admin
> > > password cause he was fired, so now we can only access the computers
> > > with a regular user account.
> > >
> > > I have physical access to the computer and i can also access all hd's
> > > files using a LiveCD linux distribution.
> > >
> > > So, here's my question: Is there anyway to change the admin password
> > > and/or get the machine's control back? If not, Do i have to backup
> > > and reinstall linux on every box?
> > Try "init=/bin/sh" at the boot prompt.
> > And please do not hijack threads. If you have a new topic write a new
> > mail instead of replying to some other thread. Thanks.
> > Regards
> > Ansgar Wiechers
> > --
> > "All vulnerabilities deserve a public fear period prior to patches
> > becoming available."
> > --Jason Coombs on Bugtraq