Subject: Problem 1: Backdoor into HPUX
To: None <port-hp300@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Fletcher Christian <>
List: port-hp300
Date: 08/17/1996 17:54:51
Hi guy's,	
         Been lurking for the last couple on months while I actually  
got a HP300.

Ok. I have a HP360, 2x7959 units (working), 1x7959 with a working drive  
but electronics problems (verified by swapping drives), a tape unit and
an X terminal.

All are from the same place, the X term needs a driver program that I  
believe is on one of the HD's. Before I scrap HPUX I'd like to retrieve
this driver as getting it from HP has proved difficult.

So basically I was wondering if there was any way to get into the HPUX  
system. The thing boots up fine but I don't know the password. I've  
tried the rather unusual step of attempting to binary edit the ESDI  
drive on a PC, but it would appear that the Micropolis drives and my  
Adaptec controller don't get on.

Any suggestions other than trying a demon dialer style program?