To make even simple for newbies:
Recycle power (Workstation, switch off will do internal shutdown)
Wait for the work "Press any key to stop" within 10 seconds
Then type "bo" and enter "Y" to interact with ISL.
Then type "hpux -is" (-i init level, s for single
Now you should able to boot as single user mode. Better edit passwd file and
create another user with uid 0 and not to forget, set a password to that
user, apart from root user reset.
> >Just got it off ebay and it has hp-ux B.10.20 looking at the signon
> >it is from AT&T customer care.
> >I need the root password but none of my guess were right. Is their a way
> >crack the password ? If not I'll have to load PAlinux. Thanks in advance.
> It is in the FAQ. Basically, you boot into single user mode and then edit
> /etc/passwd to remove the root password and Bob's your uncle.
> Subject: 7.11 How do I boot into single user mode?
> Press ESC to stop the auto-boot.
> When the list of boot devices is presented:
> b PX ISL (where X is your root disc)
> And at the ISL> prompt:
> HP-UX9.x: ISL> hpux -iS disc(;0)/hp-ux
> HPUX-10.x: ISL> hpux -iS disc(;0)/stand/vmunix
> The '-iS' are the flags to init which says come up single user. The rest
> the command is what the bootprocess does automatically.
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