• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 377
  • Last Modified:

SCO UNIX root password reset

i have an older unix server running SCO 3.2v5.0.5.  I use unique passwords like "1a2b3c4b" and i forgot what i changed the root password too.  We change the passwords once every month and have never encountered a problem.  Now i must have mistyped it or wrote it down wrong because i cannot get it to root account.  I have other user accounts setup on the machine that i can logged into fine.  So i need help if it is possible to reset the password to my unix server.  This question is worth 500 points, it something that would save me a whole lot of work if i can get this changed.  thanks for all your time-  dane
0
danej256
Asked:
danej256
2 Solutions
 
gripeCommented:
Hi danej256,

Check out this SCO FAQ entry.. this should work for you as long as you have your install media or recovery diskettes:

http://www.aplawrence.com/SCOFAQ/scotec1.html#root_1

0
 
yuzhCommented:
Please following the instructions in the following page, and you should be ok:

http:Q_20194019.html

   PS: please note that after you mount the /root filesystem, on /mnt
         /tcb/files/auth/r/root becomes /mnt/tcb/files/auth/r/root
0
 
manav_mathurCommented:
<offtopic>
watch out for the many movies where the hero hacks into a root account as easily as he slips into his pyjamas ;)
</offtopic>

Manav
0

Featured Post

Put Machine Learning to Work--Protect Your Clients

Machine learning means Smarter Cybersecurity™ Solutions.
As technology continues to advance, managing and analyzing massive data sets just can’t be accomplished by humans alone. It requires huge amounts of memory and storage, as well as the high-speed power of the cloud.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now