SYN-3 password reset prodecure

Procedure to reset your SYN-3 password. You'll need physical access to the machine for this.

  1. Reboot the machine.
  2. Press e as soon as you see the bootmenu. (you'll have 10 seconds for this)
  3. Go to the line kernel /bzImage.....
  4. Press e to change this line
  5. Go to the end of the line and type a space, followed by shell
  6. Press enter
  7. Press b to boot the system
  8. Press ctrl-d when you've entered the pre-boot-shell. (the system will continue booting)
  9. Now you'll enter the post boot shell:

  1. Type chroot /newroot
  2. Type passwd
  3. Now you can enter your new password twice. Your password has been reset now.
  4. Press ctrl-d twice to continue booting.
Last modified 13 years ago Last modified on 06/18/09 17:02:17