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Re: Recover SCO UNIX root password
From: Jason Bridge <jason.bridge () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2004 11:53:00 -0500

I have tried this and it works:

Edit /mnt/etc/passwd. The first line will be your root line, such as
root:encryptedpasswordgoeshere:0:0:God,Everywhere:/:/bin/sh
Edit out the encrypted password (don't touch anything else!) so that
the line reads something like
root::0:0:God,Everywhere:/:/bin/sh

Save the file and shut down. Reboot from the hard drive. Your root
password has now been removed, and you can reset it normally


If you still need help mounting the volume try one of these:

http://aplawrence.com/SCOFAQ/scotec1.html#downloadboot

HTH
Jason




On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 08:33:33 -0500, Mandelcorn, Seymour
<smandelcorn () bgr umd edu> wrote:
I am trying to recover or reset the root password from a SCO Unix setup. I
have the system but I do not have the startup disks. I tried booting from
Slackware but was unable to mount the partition. I think the filesystem type
is vxfs. Any advice?

Seymour



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