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By jgtyler ·
The root password has been lost for a SCO 2.01 box, we do not have emergency recovery disks. Is their a way to "break" the boot cycle to access single user mode or some other way to get into this box? HELP!!

New job, old Admin took info with them.

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by BFilmFan In reply to SCO root password recover ...
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by jgtyler In reply to

Have already read that article, don't have root access, can't create emergency disks.

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by ghislain.levesque In reply to SCO root password recover ...

boot from cd, exit to shell, mount the root partiton, remove root password and reboot. That's how I would have done it under Solaris/HP/Tru64!

Hope it help.

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by jgtyler In reply to

OS version doesn't allow cd boot, old SCO 2.01.

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by ghislain.levesque In reply to SCO root password recover ...

if you have another sco server, remove the disk and install it the other server, mount that partition and edit the password file...

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by ghislain.levesque In reply to

if you don't have another server running SCO, you could use a spare disk and install SCO on it, mount your original root partition, modify the password file...

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by jgtyler In reply to

The way it's going, thats the best solution..Thanks

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