Ultrix root password

From: Gunther Schadow <gunther_at_aurora.regenstrief.org>
Date: Fri Apr 5 23:09:32 2002

Clint Wolff (VAX collector) wrote:

>>On Mon, Apr 01, 2002 at 07:47:52PM -0700, Clint Wolff (VAX collector) wrote:
>>>Easiest way is to attach the drive to a comparable machine running
>>>a Ultrix that you know the password too. Mount it, edit /etc/passwd,
>>>umount it, and re-install.
>>Netboot NetBSD, mount, edit, ...
>>NetBSD should be able to handle the 4.2BSD FFS of Ultrix.
>>At least it is worth a try if booting the Ultix/VAX to single
>>user mode don't work.

I don't think you can write to an UFS from NetBSD. At least
with FreeBSD I can read but not write. But the easiest way to
recover lost unix passwords is to boot in single user mode
and then change password the normal way. Consult your VAX
manual for the boot parameters for single user mode.


Gunther Schadow, M.D., Ph.D.                    gschadow_at_regenstrief.org
Medical Information Scientist      Regenstrief Institute for Health Care
Adjunct Assistant Professor        Indiana University School of Medicine
tel:1(317)630-7960                         http://aurora.regenstrief.org
Received on Fri Apr 05 2002 - 23:09:32 BST

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