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petekarl at student

Feb 11, 2005, 9:36 AM


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Re: Weird problems, unable to login as root. [In reply to]

On Fri, 11 Feb 2005, John Servo wrote:

> it would be amazingly unlikely that someone has compromised your box
> without them sending you a trojan and even then, trojans are rather
> ineffective unless you run them as root..
> if your in knoppix mount your / partition with /etc on, and use a text
> editor to change /etc/shadow the top line will look something like this:
>
> root:$1$O6TTb8zH$zpsf/sfslfka0dj9Av:12300:0:::::
> delete the hash to leave
> root::12300:0:::::
>
> click save, do the same in /etc/shadow- (a backup password file) and
> reboot, your root password will be blank.
>
> should get you going again :)

But why would this happen? And, thanks for the info but I changed the
password via chroot'ing from knoppix...

Thanks for the input!

Best regards

Peter K

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Subject User Time
Weird problems, unable to login as root. petekarl at student Feb 11, 2005, 8:56 AM
    Re: Weird problems, unable to login as root. john at viperlin Feb 11, 2005, 9:17 AM
        Re: Weird problems, unable to login as root. petekarl at student Feb 11, 2005, 9:36 AM
    Re: Weird problems, unable to login as root. Barry.Schwartz at chemoelectric Feb 11, 2005, 9:54 AM
        Re: Weird problems, unable to login as root. nick77 at dtnspeed Feb 11, 2005, 10:11 AM
            Re: Weird problems, unable to login as root. petekarl at student Feb 11, 2005, 10:24 AM
            Re: Weird problems, unable to login as root. Barry.Schwartz at chemoelectric Feb 11, 2005, 11:18 AM
        Re: Weird problems, unable to login as root. petekarl at student Feb 11, 2005, 10:20 AM
    Re: Weird problems, unable to login as root. rpfc at mega Feb 11, 2005, 10:12 AM
        Re: Weird problems, unable to login as root. petekarl at student Feb 11, 2005, 10:29 AM
    Re: Weird problems, unable to login as root. rpfc at mega Feb 11, 2005, 10:40 AM

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