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Re: Password recovery on IRIX box

To: "J. Scott Kasten" <jsk@tetracon-eng.net>
Subject: Re: Password recovery on IRIX box
From: Brian <signal@shreve.net>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2001 12:06:57 -0500 (CDT)
Cc: <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>
In-reply-to: <Pine.SGI.4.33.0110081057250.12398-100000@thor.tetracon-eng.net>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
that sounds like a good way...........the root partition is usually what?
/dev/sda1? /dev/c0d0t0?

On Mon, 8 Oct 2001, J. Scott Kasten wrote:

>
> I'm saying this from memory, but here is a procedure that would work if
> you have the Irix install CDs.  One of them is bootable.  You boot the
> miniroot from the CD and instead of invoking the installation, you opt to
> go to a shell prompt.  From there you can manually mount the partitions,
> and have some minimal capability to do things like overwrite the password
> file, archive a disk to tape, or up a network interface and rcp stuff off
> if you don't have any other means.  I've used this before to manipulate
> things on a marginally functional system.
>
> Other's here may have better short cuts, but this will do it.
>
> --
>
> J. Scott Kasten
> Email: jsk AT tetracon-eng DOT net
>
> "Nearly all men can stand adversity,
>  but if you want to test a man's
>  charater, give him power. - A Lincoln"
>
> On Mon, 8 Oct 2001, Brian wrote:
>
> >
> > I have an origin 200 I have been wanting to run linux on, its been sitting
> > up for a while. Before I wipe out and install linux, I need to get in
> > there to get some stuff of the drives.  But I do not know the root
> > password.  Can anyone direct me to password recovery procedures for IRIX?
> >
> > Brian
> >
> >
> > -----------------------------------------------
> > Brian Feeny, CCIE #8036        e: signal@shreve.net
> > Network Engineer       p: 318.222.2638x109
> > ShreveNet Inc.                 f: 318.221.6612
> >
> >
> >
>

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Brian Feeny, CCIE #8036    e: signal@shreve.net
Network Engineer           p: 318.222.2638x109
ShreveNet Inc.             f: 318.221.6612



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