[K12OSN] Loosing access to master password

Mark Gumprecht gumprechtm at msln.net
Thu May 20 13:18:13 UTC 2004

I have not tried this, but googling netted this;

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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Mark Gumprecht
Data Systems Specialist
Unity, Maine 04988
Gumprechtm at msln.net

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