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By jenson ·
I've a Sun ultra 10 and a Cisco 1700 router.
The person incharge on both this hardware have left.Is there any I can login into Sun Solaris 8.0
under root because I did not have the password and other user account.
So do for my Cisco router,do i need to dismantle my cisco hardware?
Pls advise.

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by wleodbd In reply to Sun & Cisco forgotten pa ...

As far as I see, there is no way that you can by pass the root login on Sun box unless you reinstall the OS. About Cisco router, you can reset the pw with the info at Cisco site according to certain type of router. I encoutered the same situation before.

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by jenson In reply to Sun & Cisco forgotten pa ...

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by tommymcbrayer In reply to Sun & Cisco forgotten pa ...

Here is the link to the password recovery for the Cisco 1700.
http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/474/pswdrec_soho77.shtml

As far as the sun goes, I will be honest and say I have no idea.

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by eric.helmer In reply to Sun & Cisco forgotten pa ...

You don't have to re-install the OS. Just Boot from the CD ROM:

at OK prompt type: boot cdrom

Mount the root disk to a temporary place:

mount /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0 /mnt

edit the password file and clear out the encrypted password:

vi /tmp/etc/passwd

Reboot normal, and the root password will be blank.

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