Re: Password?

Subject: Re: Password?
From: Hollis R Blanchard (
Date: Sun Feb 25 2001 - 14:59:59 MST

On Sun, 25 Feb 2001, Howard Shere wrote:

> >> pwdb: another process has locked resource
> >>
> >> when I use the passwd program (after it asks me for the new password and
> >> asked me to verify the new password)
> >
> > Then just edit /etc/shadow by hand and delete root's encrypted password.
> > Then later log in with no password and set it again.
> No luck. Even tho mount says rw next to the ext2 volume, vi tells me that
> the file system is mounted read only so I can't modify the shadow file.

Then first remount the disk rw, then edit the file.

If all else fails, you can use init=/bin/bash.


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