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Breaking 'root' password. "URGENT"

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aique
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Breaking 'root' password. "URGENT"

Hi, i am using Tru64 ver5.1. I accidently have forgotten my password to ROOT. Can anybody tell me that how can i break ROOT's password as i don't have any other account to log into it?

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Ivan Ferreira
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Re: Breaking 'root' password. "URGENT"

You must stop all applications and "hard" halt the server by pressing the halt button or issuing the halt-in command in the SCM/MBM (gs-es models).

Then boot the server in single user mode, in single user mode, password for root is not prompted:

boot -fl s

bcheckrc
passwd (Change your password)

exit


Ensure that you won't forget the password again. You can install sudo to allow administrative tasks to normal users.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?