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On Friday 30 September 2005 02:02 pm, J.A. wrote:
> I have a separate gateway/firewall (in.thesame.net) but I forgot the
> user name and password. It was setup with openna.com security procedures
> about four years ago.
openna.com mentions nothing (I didn't see it) about securing your BIOS or boot
loader. This means that you can download knoppix and boot it (assuming you
have a bootable cdrom, you may need to change bios settings).
Once knoppix is up and running, find the device that contains your firewall's
filesystem. If the filesystem is on multiple partitions, then mount them as
they would be on the live system. Assuming /dev/hda3 is your primary
partition, perform the following:
# mount /dev/hda3 /mnt/hda3
# chroot /mnt/hda3
... type your new password, twice to verify
If it complains, you may need to have proc mounted. If so, you can do this:
mount -t proc none /mnt/hda3/proc
These are a little bit generalized, but I hope it helps.
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