Archive for November 17th, 2007

How to Reset Root Password in Linux with a GRUB Menu

Had to go recover a few files for a friend.

Box is running on an older version of Linux (Red Hat 8.0?) and nobody remembers the password. Tried to do a brute force recovery, but in vain.

Boot using single user mode. This automatically logs the user as root.

  1. Restart machine.
  2. In the GRUB menu, press ‘a’ to edit kernel options
  3. Append a space and the word ‘single’ after the menu option you wish to use
  4. Save and continue
  5. Voila!
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How to Disable GAC View

You can change the WindowsAssemblyGAC folder from the custom GAC view to the normal WIndows Explorer view by editing the Registry:

1. Start > Run
2. Type regedit
3. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftFusion
4. Add a DWORD value called DisableCacheViewer and set the value to 1

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