Help me hack my debian

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So, I manage to install Debian Sarge but this time I manage to do it without setting a root password, and I boot into linux just fine, i'm having fun "su"ing without being prompted for a password, then I reboot my system and come back to find that root has a password now. wth?! So of course I guess every password I can but nah, no go it's Linux.

Any ideas anyone?
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Well it sounds like it's still new, reinstall it right this time. :D
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yea i did that lol. And root does have a password this time.

now i'm working on stripping the system of all the packages i don't need and downloading some updated ones. This is giving me time to fall in love with command line....again:D
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Next time that happens, there's no need for a fresh install, just boot into runlevel 1 and reset your password.
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How do you do that ?
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I know by default sometimes root default password is well root
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joebert wrote:
How do you do that ?

This describes both LILO and Grub, just replace "Red Hat" with whatever you're booting:
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linu ... -init.html
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Aren't the passwords in a "shadow" directory which is encrypted?

I did that before, and had to reinstall too.

There might be a way, but I am not sure about run level 1, because as I understood it, from my recent Linux class, run level 1 is just a command line TTY, which still requires a password to access.

Please share with us, what you end up doing.
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Runlevel 1 is single user mode, it requires no password and automatically logs you in as root.
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this213 wrote:
Runlevel 1 is single user mode, it requires no password and automatically logs you in as root.

Wow... learn something new everyday! Thanks for the tip!

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