[clug-talk] Reset root password SuSE 9.2

Nick Wiltshire nick at dyna-tech.ca
Wed Sep 14 11:39:52 PDT 2005


On Wednesday 14 September 2005 12:35 pm, Shawn wrote:
> On Wednesday 14 September 2005 08:38, Jarrod Major wrote:
> > On Wednesday 14 September 2005 4:59 am, Dave Bourassa wrote:
> > > Jarrod, how would you like to do noobs like me a favour, and write this
> > > up as a How-to in great detail, explaining what everything does.  If it
> > > could then be posted to our clug.ca somewhere, then it would be
> > > available to all noobs whenever, and whereever they happened to be.
> >
> > Can do... however, this is pretty distro specific. I know a good number
> > of our users favour SuSE as their distro of choice (for now) so it would
> > probably be worthwhile. I'll try and get something up there soon.
>
> The chroot trick is pretty generic for Linux, though getting to a point
> where you can do it might be distro specific.  (i.e. what command you give
> the boot loader...).  I've had to do this a few times using a liveCD (any
> liveCD will do, then mount the drive and do whatever was needed.  As near
> as I know this applies to all distros.
>
> SO, this "How-To" CAN be made to be generic, yet make mention of some
> distro specifics.  What do you think?

I agree, I can reset any password with knoppix. If it's a 64 bit box it can be 
a bit more interesting with 32 bit knoppix, however I still think it's 
possible.

>
> Dave has struck onto a good idea for the site - a Tips And Tricks section
> (or something similar).  Maybe do this a a new forum category, and make it
> searchable?  Then anyone can submit their tips.  Just a thought.
>
> Shawn
>
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