passwords

Mark Ovens mark
Sun Sep 19 15:13:34 BST 1999


On Sun, Sep 19, 1999 at 02:48:19PM +0100, Mark Ovens wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 19, 1999 at 09:39:53AM -0400, Simon Cleal wrote:
> > I've just installed FreeBSD 3.2 and the password I selected don't work.
> > Is this a re-install or is there a work around. cAps lOcK was oFf.
> > 
> > Any help for a newbee will be greatly accepted!!
> > 
> 
> Reboot, and when you see the spinning bar in the top left of the
> screen hit the space bar. You'll get a boot prompt. type
> ``boot -s'' and hit RETRUN:
> 
> boot: boot -s
> 

Bzzt, wrong! Sorry, I've given you a bit of duff info there. You
hit the spacebar when you get the ``Press [Enter] to boot
immediately...'' prompt and the 10-second countdown.

> You'll get to a prompt to enter the path for a shell. Just hit
> RETURN and you'll get a ``#'' prompt. Type ``mount -a -t ufs'',
> then ``/usr/sbin/vipw''. This will launch vi(1) with the password
> file loaded.  Find the entry and delete the (encrypted) password.
> Don't delete the ``:'' separators!!.
> 
> This is the username
> vvvv
> mark:pgyf.CrnGmwr6:1001:1000::0:0:Mark Ovens:/usr/marko:/bin/csh
>      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> This is the encrypted password.
> 
> mark::1001:1000::0:0:Mark Ovens:/usr/marko:/bin/csh
> 
> This is with no password.
> 
> Exit vipw(1) and then type ``exit'' at the ``#'' prompt and the
> boot will continue to multi-user.
> 
> HTH
> 
> > Simon
> > 
> > 
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