Root password on solaris 5.7?
pechter at gmail.com
Wed Jun 28 12:33:38 CDT 2006
Solaris 9 will work... You also could possibly use Linux with UFS file
support to mount and modify the /etc/shadow file...
Wish I had that box. I've just got the Ultra5 here and an Ultra-1/E 170.
Aurora Linux might work...
I'd just download Solaris9 and reinstall it.
The unsupport of UltraSparc1 processors can be reversed... posts on the net
say it's just the boot block that was changed to not allow it to boot
and some symlinks that point to the correct kernel drivers...
I've got the Solaris7 stuff from Sun (SunOS5.7) if you want to stay with the
The instructions are:
boot cdrom -s at the ok prompt
when you get to the hash prompt type.
fsck -F ufs -y /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0 - Trust me do this first otherwise it wont
allow you to mount the root partition
now type in mount /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0 /a
cd /a and you will have all your root folders there
remove everything in between the :
so it looks like the example above.
now save the file and reboot your system
Instead of the vi you may be able to do the following -- haven't tried this
with the Solaris cd but chroot may be available.
chroot /a /bin/sh
or /a/usr/sbin/chroot /a /bin/sh
that will have your logical root changed to /a
and you can run the passwd command to change the root password.
On 6/28/06, Dan Williams <williams.dan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 28/06/06, Ram Meenakshisundaram <RMeenaks at olf.com> wrote:
> > Adrian Graham wrote:
> > > You can download the current version of solaris9 or 10 and use it.
> > > There is a cdrom
> > > version of it, and you only need the first (and maybe the second)
> > > if you are
> > > only going to crack the root password. I think maybe one of the
> > > sparc versions
> > > of solaris may drop support of the Ultra 2, so solaris 9 might be a
> > > better bet.
> > Solaris 10 is still supported on the Ultra 2, I run it on mine. Doubt
> it will
> > be supported for Solaris 11 and higher though...
> > Ram
> They dropped support of Ultrasparc-1 processors. Anything below 250mhz
> will not boot Solaris 10 some Ultra-2's had these. I think some guys
> have modified the code to get some of them running though.
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