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Date:      Fri, 15 Sep 1995 14:14:27 -0400 (EDT)
From:      "Jonathan M. Bresler" <jmb@kryten.Atinc.COM>
To:        Don Dugger <>
Subject:   Re: How do I get it to boot nornally again?
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In-Reply-To: <>

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On Fri, 15 Sep 1995, Don Dugger wrote:

> Some how I managed to change my root password to something
> other than what I wanted to and of coure how I don't know what it is. 
> But my real problem is that I tried to use the "fixit" on my install boot
> floppy and it mounted "/" read-only. Ok, so I'll do something else.

	ftp either 2.0R.aha or 2.0R.ncr from

	boot to that floppy.   
	/sbin/mount /dev/wd0a /mnt     <-- your root partition
	/mnt/bin/mv /mnt/etc/master.passwd /mnt/etc/master.passwd.old

		repeat for /mnt/etc/passwd
	/mnt/bin/mv /etc/passwd /mnt/etc	

	reboot to the hard disk using -s  
	mv /etc/master.passwd.old /etc/master.passwd
	passwd						<-- reset root

> I'm running 2.0R that I down loaded to floppies. (I don't wanta 
> reinstall everything I installed this a year ago and I don't have
> away to backup everything so I'll lose alot of good stuff, please 
> help)

	go to the computer store, do not pass go.  part with $200 dollars 
BUY a tape backup unit

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