Can't access root

padadof2
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Can't access root

Postby padadof2 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:46 am

I'm trying to help my friend get his pics off his server. He moved, has a new IP address, and doesn't know his root password. I do have an admin login though. What are my options to get his pics? I'm lost and need some help.

Thanks in advance

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bigfoot65
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Re: Can't access root

Postby bigfoot65 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:10 pm

Plug in a USB drive to retrieve them from command line.

Also if you can log into the server via command line, you can change the root password.

Once logged inn do:

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sudo su -
Then do:

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passwd
It’ll prompt you for the new password.
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