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3226Re: problem: changing root password

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  • jack
    Jun 25 1:20 PM
      thanks. got in and changed the password. i now have root access :)
      cheers again. jack

      --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "vogtherzog"
      <yahoo@v...> wrote:
      > --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "jack"
      <smiledeadboy@h...>
      > wrote:
      > > ive been following the newbie guide, available in the files
      section,
      > > to change the root password. so far all is good however, when i
      come
      > > to editing /etc/passwd it just gives me an 'x' in place of where
      my
      > > password should be and the root password. as well as everything
      else
      > > for that matter.
      > >
      > > so for example: jack1:x:103:1000::/home:/bin/bash
      > >
      > > is what i get for my username. no string of characters to
      represent
      > > an encrypted password. just an 'x'.
      > >
      > > does anybody know how i can view the root password and my
      password
      > > so i can change it. ive tried loging in as somebody else, making
      > > sure the file is writable etc but no luck.
      > >
      > > any ideas? jack.
      >
      > Hi, try the /etc/shadow instead. The 'x' means the passwords are
      saved
      > there.
      >
      > Regards oliver
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