Subject: Sparc password
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Markus Illenseer <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/24/1998 08:17:57
 I have access to an old Sparc Clone (dated about 1992) and wanted to install
NetBSD on it. Problem is, I cannot login as root for maintenance in either
single or multiuser mode, because nobody knows the password. The machine
seems to have the standard Openfirmware boot stuff (Forth interpreter?).

 My question: is it required to know the password to install NetBSD?
Is there any way to reveal / reset the password?

Markus Illenseer