[clug-talk] try to find out
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Sun Aug 1 23:58:39 PDT 2010
On 2010/08/01 10:58 PM, Lance A. Brown wrote:
> Michael John Walters said the following on 8/2/2010 12:31 AM:
>> Hello all,
>> I will follow the advice on how to change pass word with a live CD as
>> soon as I figure out how to mount HDD. I hope to do that tomorrow for
>> Winson. Then perhaps we can change the root password and get into the
>> My brother suggested that the method of mounting HDD is available in a
>> So I will try to help Winson tomorrow.
> If he can't get into the system now then there isn't anything on it he
> needs to keep. A reinstall might be the easiest way to get past this
> issue. Then you know exactly what is on the system and have set up the
> initial account yourself. No mucking about needed.
Reinstalling is certainly an option, but it is also a longer process.
If the system has not been used at all, it is cheaper in time resource
to change the password.
Yes, GUI tools exist mount the drive. In fact, the most recent versions
of Knoppix and Ubuntu should provide an icon on the desktop that will do
the job auto-magically if I remember correctly.
That said, using a GUI is not as universal / portable of process as
doing the password change via the command line. Changing a Unix root
password via commandline is a good skill to have if you will be
servicing a Linux laptop / workstation / etc. That's my personal view /
opinion on the subject, so take it as you see fit.
If you wish to try the commandline process, see the following links.
See this link for how to mount a hard drive:
...and these links for how to deal with logical volumes (LVM)
Be careful not to run any partition or volume creation commands, and
that you don't format the drive.
Consider this an open invitation: Call me if you need some input or
assistance - (403 667 3201). I'm available nearly all day most days.
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