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Re: user name from security logs
From: Emmanuel Goldstein <goldstein101 () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 20:08:56 +0200


I'd like to thank everybody for their answers. They've been really
helpful. I'll try to fix my little problem tomorrow.

Thanks again to everyone, i love this list.

Take care, Cheers.


On 5/31/05, Miguel Dilaj <mdilaj () nccglobal com> wrote:
Hi Emmanuel,

All the suggestions provided so far are OK, but it must be much simpler just

1) at the boot prompt, type 'linux single' or 'linux 1', how to pass the
parameter will depend on your boot loader (CLI or GUI LILO, GRUB, etc)
2) when at the bash prompt, type 'passwd' and change the root password to
whatever you want
3) 'init 3' (or 'init 5') to go to normal mode without rebooting, if unsure

Google will probably tell you 10000000 ways to achieve the same, next time
use it.


-----Original Message-----
From: Emmanuel Goldstein [mailto:goldstein101 () gmail com]
Sent: 29 May 2005 21:27
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: user name from security logs

Hi everybody.

I've recently started to work in an Internet Cafe wich has a network of 10
Pc's running linux (Debian Woody). The thing is that the guy that was in
charge of the network left without leaving the admin password cause he was
fired, so now we can only access the computers with a regular user account.

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?  If not, Do i have to backup and reinstall
linux on every box?

Thanks for your help, Cheers!

Emmanuel Goldstein.
Room 101, Ministry of Truth.
W2 SE1, London, OCEANIA.

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