How to reset root password in UNIX FreeBSD
Posted on 2013-01-13
i have just taken over from another tech and have been presented with an old FreeBSD server box to which they don't have the root password.
Once the server boots up I am presented with some gibberish copyright and security wording, afterwhich there is a prompt to type in my username.
I type root, then I am asked for the password.
I have tried to boot into recovery mode, however I still get asked to authenticate before I can do anything.
How can i resolve this?