On Sun, 29 May 2005, Emmanuel Goldstein wrote:
I have physical access to the computer and i can also access all hd's
files using a LiveCD linux distribution.
So, here's my question: Is there anyway to change the admin password
and/or get the machine's control back?
Boot a LiveCD, mount the root partition:
mkdir /tmp/a; mount /dev/hda1 /tmp/a
chroot to it:
and change the password:
Depending of authentication method used you can do it more directly,
e.g., changing a line in /etc/shadow: