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mitch at kci.net
Tue Sep 25 20:22:19 BST 2007
How secure is your windows box when you can recover a password like this?
Insert 'NT Password Offline Recover Boot CD' (linux)
Press Enter a lot of times
Type in * to blank the Administrator password
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[mailto:ubuntu-us-co-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of phillip tribble
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 1:18 PM
To: Ubuntu Colorado Local Community Team
Subject: [CoLoCo] (no subject)
How secure is linux when you can recover a password like this?
If you forgot you password for your ubuntu system you can recover using the
Press ESC at the grub prompt.
Press e for edit.
Highlight the line that begins kernel ..., press e
Go to the very end of the line, add rw init=/bin/bash
press enter, then press b to boot your system.
Your system will boot up to a passwordless root shell.
Type in passwd username
Set your password.
Type in reboot
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