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  1. #1
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    hi,
    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?

    thanks

  2. #2
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    As far as I know, if you forget root password, you have to recreate the system. Please correct me if I were wrong.

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    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...
    Jeff Hunter
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    If Jeff's way doesn't work, post your email address and I'll send you the steps. Good thought Jeff.


    Sam
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    thanks

    thanks jeff and sambavan
    let me try jeff's steps

    thanks

  6. #6
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    here it is, my email address is
    yenni143@yahoo.com

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    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.

    Thanks

  8. #8
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    Hi Guys,

    Do you guys have some systems program to find the password or are you following some steps to break thru the solaris security.

    Just curious

    Thanks

    Santosh

  9. #9
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    thanks sambavan,
    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

  10. #10
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    Hi

    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.

    Regards
    Santosh

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