i didn't know where to post this question, i know i can find great guys here, so i am posting it here.
i forgot the root password on my sun solaris box. i wont be able to change from any other user.
how can i get it or make a change ,if so from where?
05-31-2001, 02:36 PM
As far as I know, if you forget root password, you have to recreate the system. Please correct me if I were wrong.
05-31-2001, 02:50 PM
Have no fear, there is a way. I would post the procedure, but my conscience prevents me from doing so. Email me directly and I'll send you steps...
05-31-2001, 02:57 PM
If Jeff's way doesn't work, post your email address and I'll send you the steps. Good thought Jeff.
05-31-2001, 03:02 PM
thanks jeff and sambavan
let me try jeff's steps
05-31-2001, 03:06 PM
here it is, my email address is
05-31-2001, 03:09 PM
Sun support is very good about it, I had same problem once but Sun support was able to resolve the issue with in no time.
05-31-2001, 03:11 PM
Do you guys have some systems program to find the password or are you following some steps to break thru the solaris security.
05-31-2001, 03:27 PM
i tried to shutdown the system and boot it up but i need superuser/root privelege to do the steps u sent me
right now i am logged in as oracle and i dont hve root piveleges
05-31-2001, 03:33 PM
Try to find thru /etc/passwd file if any user has userid as 0 if somebody has userid as 0 he has a root/superuser privilege.If you dont have any user with userid zero then last option as irehman stated sun support.