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How to change root passwd without original passwd

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Carme Torca
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How to change root passwd without original passwd

Hi,

 

I need to change root passwd, but it ask me for Old passwd, and we don't have it.

 

#passwd  root
Old password:

 

How can I change this passwd if I don't know Old root passwd?

 

Thanks a lot of,

Carmen.

Users are not too bad ;-)
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Torsten.
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Re: How to change root passwd without original passwd

Did you try

 

/sbin/passwd


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Carme Torca
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Re: How to change root passwd without original passwd

Yes, I tried

 

# /sbin/passwd  root
Old password:

 

Users are not too bad ;-)
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: How to change root passwd without original passwd

Are you root currently?

How about just

/sbin/passwd

(without root at the end)

Note:

Superusers are not prompted for old passwords, unless
they are attempting to change a superuser's password in a trusted
system.


Is it trusted?

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Carme Torca
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Re: How to change root passwd without original passwd

Yes, the systems is in trusted mode.

 

When I put /sbin/passwd it ask me for the passwd name

 

# /sbin/passwd
Usage: passwd name

 

Users are not too bad ;-)
Carme Torca
Super Advisor
Solution

Re: How to change root passwd without original passwd

I have the solution!!!

 

# cd /tcb/files/auth/r/

and then delete the actual encrypted password from the root file.

 

Thaks everyone.

Users are not too bad ;-)