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Alright, before you get on me about asking something like this, please let me clarify. First off, I figured the title would get some response I am in an Intro ...
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    Root Password. Possible To Get Around?


    Alright, before you get on me about asking something like this, please let me clarify. First off, I figured the title would get some response

    I am in an Intro To Linux/Unix class, and the teacher has forgotten the root password. It isnt what he thought he set it as. So, as a class, we are trying to figure out a way to find out what it is. I have done google searches and cant find much of anything.

    So, my question to you all is....Is it possible to find the root password through some other means? If you want to tell me how, if you do know, please PM me and I will verify that my wanting this information is legal, legit and morale. If you dont want to tell me how, a simple "Yes, it can" would be helpful.

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    Do you have phsyical access to the machine if so look up single user mode (init1). Or use a live cd and mount the filesystems and chroot to them.

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    Yes, I have physical access. Its the computer I use for the class. I can login under the student account, but we cant install anything. I have a copy of Knoppix so I might burn that and take it to class

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