I have a netra T1 at another physical location.
It was installed some time ago, and left down afterward. I need to
somehow get into it, and patch it up before it can go into production.
When I try to boot it into single user remotely, using a console
server, I always have to hit enter twice at the password prompt, and
none of the old passwords in my password list are working. I tried
enter, ^j and ^m, but nothing worked - I always had to hit some form
of eol twice.
So my question is twofold:
1) Does this "hit enter twice" thing*up entering an otherwise
good password? How can it be fixed?
2) Is there any way I can get in without the root password, short of
schlepping a cdrom drive over there? I'm thinking along the lines
of "linux init=/bin/sh" or perhaps net booting an off-subnet
install server into single user. I tried "boot -a", but that
didn't ask any useful questions for this purpose and got me stuck
coming up into multiuser when it tried to start NIS, because the
poor thing was configured without an explicit NIS binding list
(I have an regular account that has a passworded back door on the
system I could use to get root, if I could just get it to come up
multiuser... but it gets stuck on NIS and won't come up the rest of
the way. I even left it booting overnight, but it was still down the
Dan Stromberg UCI/NACS/DCS