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I just received shipment of several Sun Blade 100s from a now defunct project. The problem is that I have no idea what the root user names and passwords are. Is there a way to log in without having this information? Thanks for your help....

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    I just received shipment of several Sun Blade 100s from a now defunct
    project. The problem is that I have no idea what the root user names
    and passwords are. Is there a way to log in without having this
    information? Thanks for your help.
    mrounds Guest

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    Default Re: Unix root password

    On Thu, 29 Jan 2004 13:05:01 -0800, "Michael Vilain <vilainspamcop.net>" <> wrote:
    > But, you really don't know what's on these systems. If they were being
    > re-tasked to _my_ group, they wouldn't be put into service without a
    > complete OS reload and patched to current levels.
    Absolutely - if you've inherited systems that you have to keep going as
    is, that's one thing (put the disk drive into a system, mount it, and
    go from there), but if they're boxes you're going to use for other than
    what they were doing before, by all means a full wipe and reinstall is
    the only way to proceed. Even if the previous sysadmin was a Unix Guru
    Extrordinaire, you (a) don't know that for sure, (b) will be burned by
    something in the config, and (c) won't know what exactly you have in the
    first place.

    Inheriting systems without doentation is a mixed bag, you never know
    what's going to come out of it.

    Dave Hinz

    Dave Hinz Guest

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