Lost the Password! How to get the Data?

Posted on 2003-03-24
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Last Modified: 2013-12-15
Hi all,

I have a old Redhat linux system, and I had lost my password(s). How can I get access to the harddrive, and get some data of the system? (I don't really need the system anymore!)
I'd greately appreciate your reply. Thank-you.


Question by:Mamad_Lin
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TheAmigo earned 200 total points
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at the lilo prompt, type:
linux single

that should get you to a root shell prompt where you can reset root's password.

alternative is pull the drive and mount it in another machine.

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or you can use a bootcd that has an link os installation on it and then mount the drive and do what ever you want

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Or you can download Mandrake 9.0 or 9.1 only disk 1. It have a boot disk with repair function which can auto mount your partition under /mnt.
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Or you can download Mandrake 9.0 or 9.1 only disk 1. It have a boot disk with repair function which can auto mount your partition under /mnt.

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Sorry about the delaaaaaaaaaaa[....]ay to accept the answer.
The old system was using lilo boot loader, and very easily (!!!) using linux single you are the GOD of that system!
although was very good from the point of view that I solved my problem, but I thought how bad could it be if someone else hacks into the system in less than minute!

Thanks for all replies.



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