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Old 05-13-2007
Changing root password

I have two unix system A and B with same configuration.
I can use remsh from A system login to B system as root, but when I want to change the root password of B system, it ask me the old password, but i forgot it.
However, is it possible to change the B system root password? Smilie

Thanks a lot
# 2  
Old 05-13-2007
If system B is running HP-UX, the password is probably stored in encrypted form in /etc/passwd. Use remsh to open a window as root to system B. Keep this first window open in reserve in case a problem happens. Open a second window as root to system B. Save a copy of /etc/passwd: "cp /etc/passwd /etc/passwd.save". Now edit /etc/passwd and remove the encrypted password string from root's entry. Now use the passwd command to assign a new password. To test that it worked, su to some non-root user and then from that non-root account, su back to root.
# 3  
Old 05-13-2007
If the system has been converted to a trusted system, the password would be in the /tcb/files/auth/r/root file. If you don't find the password in /etc/passwd, you could take a look at that file as well.
# 4  
Old 05-14-2007
Thanks for detail information by Perderabo and blowtorch Smilie
Problem solved
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