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I forgot my UNIX password!!

Hello,

Is there a way to reset the "root" unix password, pretty much like you would do in linux by going into single user mode?

Thank you in advance.
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What OS (type of UNIX)?
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I am a Unix NewB, so please excuse my ignorance

I think it's Sun Solaris 9 - SunOS Release 5.9
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You can download solaris express 10 CD images, boot on it and edit out root's password on the Solaris 9 disk. ie., in the passwd file, edit the entry for root, set the passwd field empty.
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Are there step by step instuctions to this? I am new to Unix, so any additional help would be greatly appreciated.

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See this thread and try searching or using the FAQ section next time.
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