3226Re: problem: changing root password
- Jun 25, 2005thanks. got in and changed the password. i now have root access :)
cheers again. jack
--- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "vogtherzog"
> --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "jack"<smiledeadboy@h...>
> > ive been following the newbie guide, available in the files
> > to change the root password. so far all is good however, when icome
> > to editing /etc/passwd it just gives me an 'x' in place of wheremy
> > password should be and the root password. as well as everythingelse
> > for that matter.represent
> > so for example: jack1:x:103:1000::/home:/bin/bash
> > is what i get for my username. no string of characters to
> > an encrypted password. just an 'x'.password
> > does anybody know how i can view the root password and my
> > so i can change it. ive tried loging in as somebody else, makingsaved
> > sure the file is writable etc but no luck.
> > any ideas? jack.
> Hi, try the /etc/shadow instead. The 'x' means the passwords are
> Regards oliver
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