[clug-talk] Reset root password SuSE 9.2

Jarrod Major jmajor at nucleus.com
Sat Sep 10 19:45:44 PDT 2005

On Friday 09 September 2005 11:24 pm, Jarrod Major wrote:
> I have the original install media so I did a Google search and the easiest
> way appears to fire in Disc 1 and select Rescue system from the boot menu.
> They talk about editing the /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow files. I have done
> this and when I reboot, I still can't get in as root. Effectively, they
> suggest you clear out the root password so that when you reboot, there is
> no password, you are supposed to just hit enter. When I hit enter at the
> root login prompt I get "Login incorrect".

Hey Aaron's advice worked! Thanks Aaron! Funny about that mount step not being 
in any of the other directions I read, too bad, I could have fixed this much 
sooner. Yay, back to working on my server.

Jarrod Major
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