Subject: Re: got locked out...
To: Andrew Ambrose <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <email@example.com>
Date: 05/04/2001 11:05:59
On Fri, 4 May 2001, Andrew Ambrose wrote:
> I am locked out of the NetBSD box. I booted in single user mode and mounted
> when I run vipw it says the file is busy.
> do you know how I can reset the root password.. or why this file is busy..
Check to see if you have a /etc/ptmp file. If you do, then it is locked.
Since you are in single user mode, then it probably a stale lock -- maybe
delete it. (/etc/ptmp should be a copy of your /etc/master.passwd.)
> also how do I set the editor on the netbsd.
If you use bash:
I hope this helps.
(I believe tech-security is the wrong forum for these questions.)
Jeremy C. Reed