Need to recover 'root' password

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Question Need to recover 'root' password

Dear All,

I have lost my data backup server's root password, just have a normal login username and password ..but i need to get back my root passwd....any1 can help me out plz Smilie
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Oh thanx Mr. Perderabo....

But for linux i can't edit /etc/passwd without knowing a root passwrod......and cant boot my server too..

is there any other option to recover the root password ???
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You have posted your question in a solaris forum. Tell us exactly what distro you are using and maybe someone who knows it can help you. But if the box won't even boot, you have a real problem there.
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Actually...i need to know the method both for a Linux and SUN OS server (both r text based). And SUN OS version is 5.8 using a SUN Netra 440
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you have to boot the system using cdrom/dvd to single user and remove the encrypted passwd from the /etc/shadow file
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well....can u tell me the details how to boot and select single user ?
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