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Re: [gNewSense-users] I did something stupid - root password locked :-(

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] I did something stupid - root password locked :-(
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2007 13:29:20 +1030
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Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> andrei raevsky wrote:

>> Jay:
>> Why should I copy the password hash and not just simply delete the
>> password as I did (which obviously did not work - but I wonder why it
>> did not)?
> I don't know the format of the password file, but I assume it does not
> allow for no password.  Also, keep in mind the hash of "" is not "".

I seem to recall it will allow blank passwords on locked accounts. i
havent tried having no password at all.

> Matthew Flaschen

Karl Goetz
User of gNewSense: Free as in Freedom -
Australian Ubuntu users team -
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