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lallous typed (on Sun, Jul 27, 2003 at 11:36:55AM -0700): | Hello, | | I am assigned to recover a lost SCO unix root password. | | I have wrote the installation image into a floppy disk and booted, | then typed tools in the boot prompt. | | When the install program was about some questions I did "F8" and then | broke out to the <Installation> prompt. | | I did successfully mount the drive into /mnt/ | I then added appropriate environment variables as suggested in: | | [url]http://tinyurl.com/i7fd[/url] What ever that site is (never heard of ...

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    lallous typed (on Sun, Jul 27, 2003 at 11:36:55AM -0700):
    | Hello,
    |
    | I am assigned to recover a lost SCO unix root password.
    |
    | I have wrote the installation image into a floppy disk and booted,
    | then typed tools in the boot prompt.
    |
    | When the install program was about some questions I did "F8" and then
    | broke out to the <Installation> prompt.
    |
    | I did successfully mount the drive into /mnt/
    | I then added appropriate environment variables as suggested in:
    |
    | [url]http://tinyurl.com/i7fd[/url]

    What ever that site is (never heard of it), what you needed to do, once
    botted to the <Installation> prompt was:

    mount /dev/hd0root /mnt
    chroot /mnt /bin/sh

    Then you probably should run pwunconv, edit /etc/passwd, run pwconv, and
    then authck -av.


    --
    JP
    Jean-Pierre Radley Guest

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    'chroot' is not there.
    Not in any of /mnt/* directories nor in the /usr/bin or /bin or /sbin
    directories.

    This site: [url]www.tinyurl.com[/url] (if you clicked on the link I posted) would take
    you to google groups.

    Regards,
    Elias
    >
    > What ever that site is (never heard of it), what you needed to do, once
    > botted to the <Installation> prompt was:
    >
    > mount /dev/hd0root /mnt
    > chroot /mnt /bin/sh
    >
    > Then you probably should run pwunconv, edit /etc/passwd, run pwconv, and
    > then authck -av.
    >
    >
    > --
    > JP

    lallous Guest

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    Jean-Pierre Radley <jprjpr.com> wrote:
    >lallous typed (on Sun, Jul 27, 2003 at 11:36:55AM -0700):
    >| Hello,
    >|
    >| I am assigned to recover a lost SCO unix root password.
    >|
    >| I did successfully mount the drive into /mnt/
    >| I then added appropriate environment variables as suggested in:
    >|
    >| [url]http://tinyurl.com/i7fd[/url]
    >What ever that site is (never heard of it),
    It's a place where you can take one of those idiotic 100 character url's and point
    to it with a short little blip. I think it's a great idea for email, but it
    should not be used in Newsgroups because the ng post will have far greater
    longevity than that ever will.
    >what you needed to do, once
    >botted to the <Installation> prompt was:
    > mount /dev/hd0root /mnt
    > chroot /mnt /bin/sh
    And for more details see the FAQ:
    [url]http://aplawrence.com/SCOFAQ/scotec1.html#root_3[/url]

    because there are variations on the chroot sometimes necessary.

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    tony@aplawrence.com Guest

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    Thanks JP and tony for your help.
    I was breaking out of the install just before the "Keyboard" screen!
    Now when I brake on that screen your instructions work fine!

    Regards,
    Elias


    lallous Guest

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