petekarl at student
Feb 11, 2005, 9:36 AM
On Fri, 11 Feb 2005, John Servo wrote:
Re: Weird problems, unable to login as root.
[In reply to]
> 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:
> delete the hash to leave
> 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!
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