Resetting/bypassing P/OS password on DEC Pro 3xx series?
derschjo at gmail.com
Sun Sep 27 22:39:53 CDT 2015
Anyone recall what the procedure is for resetting or bypassing the
password on P/OS?
I *know* I was able to find this out before (in 2008 or so) because I
did it on another Pro 350 I have, but I cannot for the life of me find
anyplace that documents the procedure (the FAQ
(http://www.deccomputer.info/2012/05) has no useful suggestions).
I recall it required booting from a special floppy that had a few
filesystem tools that'd allow replacing the password file; I'm sure I
still have the disk image but I have no idea which one it is. I guess I
should have saved the instructions somewhere (or maybe I did and I
simply can't find them!). I must be getting old.
I have a new Pro 350 in my possession which has a PC compatibility card;
I'd like to see if the hard drive contains software for it (or anything
else interesting) before I wipe it...
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