[K12OSN] Loosing access to master password

Josiah Ritchie jritchie at bible.edu
Thu May 20 13:14:28 UTC 2004

No problem, this is an easy fix if you have local access. Message to
follow on how, but shooting this one off to calm your fears...


On Thu, 2004-05-20 at 09:03, Alan A Hodson wrote:
> 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...)
> Cheers
> Alan Hodson
> El Paso ISD, TX
> -=o=-
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