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Resetting the root password (was: user name from security logs)
From: "Paul Barrass" <Paul.Barrass () gatewaytelecom co uk>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 16:23:43 +0100

 
-----Original Message-----
From: KillKenny [mailto:killkenny () fibertel com ar]
Sent: 02 June 2005 14:02
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Resetting the root password (was: user name from security
logs)

Why not booting with the Knoppix CD and making a chroot to the /
filesystem?

Booting the Knoppix CD
mkdir /mnt/disk
chown /mnt/disk /bin/bash

That should probably be the 'chroot' referred to above, rather than
'chown'

and change the password

Paul Barrass.


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