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mrpete2004

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Root Password Reset
« on: November 25, 2004, 06:59:30 am »
Hi there,
Does anyone know how to reset the root password on an SL6000L if you've lost it.  There's no data on the device so doesn't matter if I have to do some kind of hard reset as long as I can get back in as root again?
Many thanks
mrpete2004

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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2005, 10:19:23 pm »
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Hi there,
Does anyone know how to reset the root password on an SL6000L if you've lost it.  There's no data on the device so doesn't matter if I have to do some kind of hard reset as long as I can get back in as root again?
Many thanks
mrpete2004
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I'm in a simlar situation, except I don't want to do a hard reset. I have data on mine!
Has anyone some suggestions for us?
Thank you.

hatchetman

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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2005, 10:23:28 pm »
If you can still set programs to run as root by clicking and holding down on the icon, then you may be able to run a file manager that can copy a modified passwd file to /etc/passwd.