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Re: Password recovery on IRIX box

To: Brian <signal@shreve.net>
Subject: Re: Password recovery on IRIX box
From: Volker Jahns <Volker.Jahns@thalreit.de>
Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2001 20:27:16 +0200
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
Organization: Thalreit/DE
References: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0110080908260.8853-100000@mercury.shreve.net>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
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
OK, a good and fast way is to boot into IRIX w/ its installation cd.
Then mount the root partition and fix /etc/passwd.

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Volker Jahns, Volker.Jahns@thalreit.de, http://thalreit.de

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