> > The fact that HP-UX 10.01 supports passwords longer than 8 characters has
> > bitten us. One of our Admins tried to login as 'root' several times with
> > the wrong password and, as a result, the 'root' account has been "disabled"
> > (can't login -- can't 'su - root').
> > I'm about to call the Response Center to see how we can "enable" root but
> > I thought I'd post a quick query here in case there's a "simple" way.
> > Couldn't find anything in the documentation so I'm figuring we'll have
> > to re-boot single user and go into SAM to reset it.
> > Any advice appreciated - thanx!
> As I understand it, the system is not supposed to disable root from logging in
> on the console.
I' dont think it is, but you could always try to get the system in
single user mode (no passwd's, and you are root). But therefore you have
to shutdown the system (one way is to remove power ;-) (but can corrupt your
filesystem), the other way is to do it coorectly, but then you need
access to reboot/shutdown (chicken and eggs))
On the HP9000-712's i can switch off the power and the system will
shutdiwn itself first, before actually removing the power.
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