Missing password/login help with HP-UX 8.X

Missing password/login help with HP-UX 8.X

Post by Stanley Perkin » Mon, 14 Jul 1997 04:00:00


I just bought a surplus HP7958 disk drive for use on my HP9000/380. When
I hooked it up, I found that there was a version of HP-UX on it (I
*think* it's 8.0, based on some messages I saw on the boot screen, but
I'm not entirely sure). The 380 will boot the system, but (of course)
there are several error messages, mostly related to devices that the OS
is looking for that are not present. I also see what may be references
to a "400 series" in some of the diagnostics screens (Apollo?).

I already have a *very* old version of HP-UX, but it is too old to
support the 380. I would like to be able to use my "new" HP-UX, if
possible, but I am stuck at the login/password stage and can get no

I have a passing familiarity with Unix and with my *early* HP-UX, but
not with HP-UX in its later incantations. Is there a way to make this
system useable? Will I ever be able to get root access?

Thanks in advance,


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I ask because one of our customers want to evalute our software
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Thanks for your helps


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