[sf-lug] recovery from loss of root password

Christian Einfeldt einfeldt at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 20:13:07 PDT 2007


On 9/19/07, Michael Cheselka <cheselka at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Alex,
> You can mount the drive and then chroot to it in recovery/single-user
> mode.
> Example:
> mkdir /tmp/hda1
> mount /dev/hda1 /tmp/hda1
> chroot /tmp/hda1
> passwd

heh, here is a /. article which talks about chroot as a security weakness,
if I am reading the summary correctly.  I haven't read the story yet.

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