I've ended up with a Sun Ultra running sol 9 that I don't know (and can't
get) the root password for
It doesn't have a CD drive, does have a floppy and a working (ish) network
and (fully working) serial connection. I have physical access, but no
keyboard or mouse
Serial connection works fine. I've tried sending BREAK, interrupting the
bootup and dropping to single user mode (the way I'd get round this
problem on other unix-alikes) but with no joy - it asks me for root
password before continuing
Everything I've found via google tells me that to change root password
one must boot from CDROM
Before I investigate the cost of in-/ex-ternal CD drives, is there a way
to change the password via the floppy, OpenBoot, or network? I'm currently
having weird thoughts about putting the drive in another box, mounting it
and then editing the relevant files directly.
Does anyone have any other suggestions?