[ILUG] Sparc rescue
kevin+dated+1110214992.5f01e1 at ie.suberic.net
Wed Mar 2 17:02:55 GMT 2005
On Wed, Mar 02, 2005 at 03:52:57PM +0000, John Madden wrote:
> So, does anyone know of a netboot sparc 32 rescue linux distro with ufs
> support? The only other thing I can think of to try is to boot it as a
> diskless client. The only thing I need to do is reset the root password,
> because it's failing a fsck on boot, and I don't have the root pass for
> the box.
what happens if you do a boot single at the boot prompt?
if not i'd hunt down a copy of redhat 4.2/sparc and boot off of that.
you'll have virtual consoles once it gets past the point where it finds
the media (nfs or ftp) for the install. alt-f2 will get you a root
shell and you should be able to mount the rootfs and edit /etc/passwd.
you could also google for various terms like: solaris, sparc, rescue,
tftp, fsck, linux, single, passwd, password, root and boot.
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