Help: root password for System V/i860

From: LordTyran <>
Date: Mon Mar 29 21:21:40 1999

Hello, I'm not very familier with System V, but can you boot it into
single-user mode?


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On Mon, 29 Mar 1999 wrote:

> Hi,
> I just picked up an i860 box, which has System V on it ... and I don't
> know the root password. If I interrupt the boot cycle at the start,
> I get a prompt of "?". If I say "boot", it boots System V and puts me
> at a login prompt. Is there a way to get logged on as root without
> knowing the root password?
> thanks,
> Stan Sieler
Received on Mon Mar 29 1999 - 21:21:40 BST

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