[SunHELP] root passwd expired

Steve Sandau ssandau at gwi.net
Tue Nov 29 13:09:31 CST 2005

> This has never happened: is there anyway I can reset root's password with
> booting from a cdrom?

I have been able to fix this with a console sesison. I believe that is 
the only way you can log in with an expired root password. I suppose you 
could boot from CD, mount your current root filesystem, and remove the 
encrypted root password from /etc/shadow, but I have never tried that.


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