Subject: Re: Unknown Root password????
To: Aaron Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 08/13/1997 15:37:37
Create a boot floppy (-current are fine - from
then boot from floppy, mount the root filesystem on /mnt
rename /mnt/etc/master.passwd to (say) /mnt/etc/master.passwd.old
and copy all the password related files form /etc on the floppy to
-- "Its hard to say it... I hate to say it... but its probably me..." --
On Wed, 13 Aug 1997, Aaron Williams wrote:
> I received a system back from one of our labs today that is running
> NetBSD 1.0. Everyone that was once involved with this system has
> had a major case of brain fade and can't remember any passwords.
> How can I remove the root password without knowing the password?