Thread: Hack Linux
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Old August 14th, 2007, 03:07 PM  
Blahages
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Default Re: Hack Linux

Depends. For a machine you have Physical Access to, the funniest one I have found is to hit "e" at the grub screen to edit the boot menu, and remove "quiet splash" and append "single" or in some cases "1" and boot the machine up. It logs you in with root access to the machine, without a password. Good to know if you *forget* your password.

Do that, then type "passwd" and enter the new password, and you've changed the root password. Fun.

- Bill
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