On May 25, 10:25, Florian Lohoff wrote:
> Subject: Re: New indy problems
> On Wed, May 24, 2000 at 09:29:36PM -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > Hi, is there any way for me to reset the root password on an indy? I
> > bought an indy cheap from a liquidator, and have no way to get the root
> > password. I can probably set it up, and then rsh into it from a "trusted
> > host" (I own the network it's now on, and I could cat it's /.rhosts), but
> > that would take alot of effort. All I need is to make one little change
> > to the FS from SASH or bootprom.
> The indigo2 has a jumper onboard to "erase" the nvram setting (I multiple
> times accidently changes the console setting)
The nvram pw is unrelated to the root pw on the systemdisk. (Which I am sure
you are aware of. :-)
This question is a FAQ and not even related to Linux. You really should read
the SGI FAQs.
The fix is to boot miniroot from network or a CD. Then enter a shell by typing
'shroot' at the Inst> prompt. From here you can edit the passwd file.