[K12OSN] Loosing access to master password

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Thu May 20 18:21:46 UTC 2004

On Thu, 2004-05-20 at 12:44, Calvin Park wrote:
> As a note on what Josiah said there are several smaller distros that do
> the same job as Knoppix. Tom's Root Boot for instance (www.toms.net)
> fits on a 3.25inch floppy. Or the Trinity Rescue Disk
> (http://trinityhome.org/trk/), though I haven't actually used the TRK to
> change root passwords before. Tom's works quite well for it and a quick
> search on google will give you plenty of how to's, though Josiah already
> provided a pretty comprehensive one.

For a password change all you have to do is a normal boot into
single user mode, but the next level of problem (something like
a missing file or misconfiguration that might prevent a normal
boot) can be handled with the first CD of the Redhat/fedora/k12ltsp
install set.  Enter 'linux rescue' at the boot prompt and it
will boot from the CD, then try to find and mount your hard disk
installation under /mnt/sysimage.  If it succeeds it will tell
you how to chroot there and subsequent commands will work almost
like normal so you can repair the problem.  Then just 'exit' to
unmount the hard drive and reboot.

  Les Mikesell
   les at futuresource.com

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