[Techtalk] Looking for HP-UX 10.20 and Solaris 1.1.2 (SunOS
kjh at flyballdogs.com
Thu Dec 18 14:03:06 EST 2003
caitlyn at mizuhoradio.com said:
> The ZD#@!~! company I am on contract to (until 1/23. I can't wait to
> my new job in February.) has an ancient HP Visualize C200 workstation
> in use as an application server. The root password magically disappeared.
> OK, I can boot from CD-ROM and fix this, right? Nope. We have no media.
> Does anyone have an HP-UX 10.x bootable CD they can spare?
I'm on vacation until 1/5 but I'll forward to someone at work.
Do you have any other HP's laying around? If so, you can take the drive
out this computer, put it in another as a secondary drive, and then
twiddle the passwd file. It probably has to be another HP machine because
I doubt any other vendor supports the hfs file system.
Another thing to check is if the / partition happens to be NFS exported
with root permissions. If so, you can just mount the disk via NFS and
edit the passwd file as root on it.
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