root password locked, need root password recovery without shutting down to single user
Posted on 2008-06-12
This is urgent.
I need to login as root to my Itanium HP-UX urgently to collect/copy
some data which is owned by root:sys.
The root password seemed locked & when I go to the physical
console to login, it does not prompt me for new password at
all but only says :
Account is disabled - see Account Administrator
A friend thinks it's possible to connect up to the serial DB9 port
on the server to reset the root password. It prompted for MX
login but I don't even know what's the id/password for this as
I just took over from a colleague who left