Subject: Re: got locked out...
To: Jeremy C. Reed <email@example.com>
From: Herb Peyerl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/04/2001 12:52:20
"Jeremy C. Reed" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I am locked out of the NetBSD box. I booted in single user mode and mounted
> > /usr/sbin
> > 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.)
either /etc/ptmp or / is read-only.
> (I believe tech-security is the wrong forum for these questions.)