[K12OSN] Loosing access to master password

Alan A Hodson ahodson at elp.rr.com
Thu May 20 13:03:15 UTC 2004

Hi gang

The unthinkable happened. Somehow I lost the root password to a new 
system, and I am facing the daunting task of having to reinstall 
everything... No files need to be saved, BUT, the question arises, 
what if the system is hacked and your root password changed? What 
security options are there? - I am thinking a boot disk with root 
login with no pwd or some such emergency app, something like the 
Install OSX CD in Macs, where one of the choices is change passwords 
(being linux based, one of our gurus ought to be able to reverse 
engineer the process...)
Alan Hodson
El Paso ISD, TX

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