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Re: Password recovery on IRIX box

To: Brian <>
Subject: Re: Password recovery on IRIX box
From: Volker Jahns <>
Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2001 20:27:16 +0200
Organization: Thalreit/DE
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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
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OK, a good and fast way is to boot into IRIX w/ its installation cd.
Then mount the root partition and fix /etc/passwd.

Volker Jahns,,

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