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RE: Recover SCO UNIX root password
From: "Andrew Shore" <andrew.shore () holistecs com>
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2004 19:43:06 -0000

Of course you need an account with enough permission to allow you to
change the run level before this will work? Or can it be done from the

With red hat you can change the kernel boot level in grub/lilo by adding
a 1 to the end of the kernel line in the loader.


-----Original Message-----
From: xyberpix [mailto:xyberpix () xyberpix com] 
Sent: 29 December 2004 09:47
To: Mandelcorn, Seymour
Cc: 'security-basics () securityfocus
Subject: Re: Recover SCO UNIX root password

Hi Seymour,

If you boot into single user mode on SCO you should then be able to
login as root at the console, change the passwd from there.
To boot into single user mode use 'init 1'


On Wed, 2004-12-22 at 08:33 -0500, Mandelcorn, Seymour 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
Slackware but was unable to mount the partition. I think the
filesystem type
is vxfs. Any advice?

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