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If you have forgotten the root password for a server, how
do you get back in?

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If you have forgotten the root password for a server, how do you get back in? ..

Answer / praveen

boot cdrom -s
mount /dev/dsk/cotdos0 /a
cd /a/etc
TERM=vt100
export TERM
vi shadow
//remove passwd field after save the file
cd /
umount /a
init 6

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If you have forgotten the root password for a server, how do you get back in? ..

Answer / jsdkar

boot net -s
mount /dev/dsk/cotdos0 /a
cd /a/etc
TERM=vt100
export TERM
vi shadow
//remove passwd field after save the file
cd /
umount /a
sync
init 6

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If you have forgotten the root password for a server, how do you get back in? ..

Answer / manoj kumar

go to ok prompt from there
boot cdrom -s
#mount /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0 /a
#cd /a
#cd
#vi /etc/shadow

remove the second field which is in encryption form, and
save the file

#umount /a

#boot s

when it boots for single user mode then change the root
password using command
#passwd root

now reboot the system in multiuser mode

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If you have forgotten the root password for a server, how do you get back in? ..

Answer / khaja shaik

Break the password using cd.

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