[Techtalk] Unknown root password

Kristen Thompson kristineth at charter.net
Wed Aug 27 22:19:22 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-08-27 at 17:32 -0400, James Sutherland wrote:
> All you need to do is edit the file /etc/passwd on the machine's
> root  
> filesystem. You should find an entry like this for root:
> root:*:0:0:System administrator:/root:/bin/sh

If she not in root then I don't think she have the right to edit this
file.  I think default for root password is root.
Kristen Thompson <kristineth at charter.net>

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