[Madlug] i lost root!

Nori Heikkinen nori at sccs.swarthmore.edu
Wed Aug 1 17:39:14 CDT 2001


on Wed, 01 Aug 2001 03:35:17PM -0500, David W. Jablonski insinuated:
> On 01 Aug 2001 16:28:16 -0400, Nori Heikkinen wrote:
> 
> At the lilo prompt type: linux single.  This will give you a shell with
> root access and you should be able to change the passwd there.  Then
> type exit and it should boot up clean.

what lilo prompt?  not the login, certainly ... i don't get a prompt
when booting up, though.  how can i change this, or is there a way to
break the sequence and give me a prompt?  normally i'd just play
around with it, but i hate bringing the whole system down cold over
and over just to play around.

thanks again,

  ~nh


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