October 5th, 2004, 06:18 AM
Forgot your root password?
Say you set up a box and installed your favorite linux distro on it. Say that you wanted to try a spiffy new password that you think you will remember forever. Say you don't see the box for a month and that password has slowly seeped out of your brain. What do you do?
Find you a bootable linux OS (knoppix comes to mind), burn it, and boot it.
When you have finished booting, mount your local drive:
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/test/
Change the root filesystem to the local hard drive
chroot /mnt/test /bin/bash
Change yourself a password
Shutdown the OS, remove the disk, and reboot.
Welcome back to your system!
You shall no longer take things at second or third hand,
nor look through the eyes of the dead...You shall listen to all
sides and filter them for your self.