[CentOS] OT: Torrent software choice
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Tue Feb 23 08:03:32 UTC 2010
John R Pierce a écrit :
> in a nutshell, you boot the linux CD into 'linux rescue mode', then the
> usernames are in the /etc/passwd file on the mounted hard drive, which
> is I believe mounted as /a, so it would be /a/etc/passwd, and the
> passwords themselves are encrypted in /etc/shadow ... its easiest to
> edit /etc/shadow (probably as /a/etc/shadow due to the rescue mount),
> then just zap out the password field.
You can even do it without the CD.
At the GRUB command line, add this to the kernel= line :
This gets you to a bash prompt without asking for a password. From
there, you mount the root partition in r/w mode :
# mount -o remount,rw /
Now you can reset your password :
Since the system wasn't booted in a very orthodox way, we have to shut
it down a bit differently.
# mount -o remount,ro /
Now simply press the power button to switch the machine off.
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