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Date:      Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19:22:08 +0100
From:      Mike Clarke <>
Cc:        Andrei Brezan <>, allen harris <>
Subject:   Re: log in and password.
Message-ID:  <5352912.xfjBXPP2uH@curlew.lan>
In-Reply-To: <>
References:  <DUB407-EAS1160C159C7FE4621145B0EBB0A60@phx.gbl> <> <>

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On Friday 03 Oct 2014 13:57:48 Andrei Brezan wrote:

> On 10/03/14 12:08, Polytropon wrote:
> > When you enter single user mode, no password should be required.
> > At the boot prompt, enter "boot -s", and then confirm /bin/sh
> > as the default shell. Enter the command "mount -uw /" to access
> > the root partition (where the password is stored). Then enter
> > "passwd" (or "passwd root") to change root's password. You will
> > not be asked for the previous password.
> If ZFS is used I would do a "zfs list" to see which fs has the
> rootfs  and "zfs set readonly=off name/of/rootfs"
> Also it might help to "zfs mount -a" to mount all other filesystems
> as /usr.
> I never tried mount -uw in single user mode on zfs though.

After converting my system from ufs to zfs I just kept on using "mount -u /" out of habit and it's 
always worked OK.

Mike Clarke

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