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Re: Resetting the root password in SGI XFS 1.02

To: Glow Nair <zanchu_glow@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Resetting the root password in SGI XFS 1.02
From: Michael Best <mbest@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 09:32:17 -0700
Cc: linux-xfs <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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From the grub kernel/image selection menu just press 'e' to edit the particular profile. Then 'e' to edit the kernel line and add '1' or 'single' to the end of it and then hit 'enter'. 'b' will boot your edited startup after that.


Glow Nair wrote:
Hi Seth..

I used to do that with prior versions. My problem
is this..
"I cannot get to a text mode.. to even
do the "linux single" command..."

When SGI XFS boots up.. then.. there are three choices
and thats it.. period.. When you enter the grub
password, it then offers you some more choices..
but nothing to boot in a single mode.



--- Seth Mos <knuffie@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

At 00:37 22-3-2002 -0800, Glow Nair wrote:


Can anyone give me a quick link to a procedure
to reset the root password ?

I used the following command in Redhat 7.0; but
the same doesnt work in SGI XFS 1.02.
Ctrl-Alt-Del : Reboot the machine
Press Tab : When LILO prompt shows up
linux single : At the boot : prompt; let the m/c


passwd : At the bash # prompt
Ctrl-Alt-Del : To reboot the machine

I do have console and the grub passwords.

Thanks in advance for any help :) Appreciate it

It should work normally, I used the same procedure
before. What error do you get?



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