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    Root password

    Hello guys,

    I try to retrive Root password from Suse 10.1 linux machine. I try many difrrent ways from net but no luck. Let me explain where is the problem.

    - i'm starting from Suse 10.1 boot CD
    - then Resuce System (after while there is red windows telling: Could not find Suse Linux Install Source. Activaitng Manual setup Program),OK
    - then chosing lanugage and keyboard
    - In the Main menue window I pick up, Start Installation or System,
    - then Start Rescue System
    - Source media (CD-ROM),
    - Automatic DHCP (Yes),

    and in the text trybe: Resuce login (root). And when I try to mount drive

    mount /dev/hda1 /mnt I've got. (You must specifie the file system type).

    When I do:

    fdisk -l, it shows:

    /dev/hda1* ... f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/hda5 83 Linux
    /dec/hda6 82 Linux Swap
    /dev/hda7 82 Linux Swap
    /dev/hda8 83 Linux
    /dev/hda9 83 Linux

    Is any thing what could help on this situation.

    Thank You

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux
    Welcome to the forums!

    Check this HowTo for several different ways to reset your root password:

    The first method is usually the easiest, if it works for you.

  3. #3

    Root passwd

    I went to resuce mode, loginin as root. I done mount /dev/hda8 /mnt, then chroot /mnt, then I try to do passwd root and:

    Cannot open /dev/urandom for reading: No such file or directory

    Cannot create salt for blowfish script
    Error: pasword NOT changed
    passwd: Authentication token manipulation error

    Help Please !!!

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  5. #4
    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Chandigarh, India
    Boot up in Single User Mode.
    Highlight SuSe title in GRUB Menu, type single and hit Enter key. It will drop you at shell prompt. Execute passwd command and assign new root password.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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