Root Account Deleted

ana yuseepi anayuseepi at
Thu Mar 2 20:33:13 EST 2000

great, good news... i was able to gain back my root
account without using the cdrom.
what i did is ....
b -s   => boot into single user mode, 
create root entry in /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow....
hehe : )

--- "Todd C. Miller" <Todd.Miller at>
> You should be able to reboot into single user mode
> and fix your
> password file.  You'll probably have to do a reset
> or cycle power
> unless you are using a machine that has a way to
> soft boot from
> the keyboard.  You'll want to run sync a few times
> before hitting
> the power button of course.
>  - todd
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