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  • hacking linux root password

    When you want to log on to a linux machine and you dont know any password then here is a way to do it
    At the login prompt just reboot the system
    When a blue sort of screen comes
    in which there is the name of your operating system written
    This is called the grub screen
    just press e
    you will get a new list
    go second item of the list and just press e
    now some text will be displayed
    remove all the rubbish written in front of / and just type single there and then press the escape key
    and then press b
    then another prompt will apear
    type passwd there
    it will ask for new password
    now just give and after that type exit at the terminal
    you are done
    Friday, September 28, 2007 6:38 AM

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  • remote desktop : excessing windows from linux

    Many of the students want to excess their windows pcs from any linux pc or from the teaching lab. For this Remote Desktop is a very goos option. To turn on remote desktop first you have to configure ur windows pc for remotr excess. you can do this by
    1. go to start >> my computer and right click and go to properties. Now go remote access and enable the lower part of the dialg box which says to allow the remote users to access ur pc by net.

    2. From now onwards when you are working in any linux pc type the command

    [ bash ]$ rdesktop -f [ IP address ]
    where ip address is the ip of your windows pc.

    enjoy the excess
    Friday, September 28, 2007 6:41 AM

  • exporting display in linux

    Most of the students have the problems that they are not able to run the gui programmes on the teaching lab PCs.

    Here is one way to get rid of that.

    On whatever PC you are sitting in the lab


    [bash]$ /sbin/ifconfig [ enter ]

    A whole bunch of text will appear. Just see the first number in second line of that. This is the ip of the computer on which you are sitting. now remember this ip and type another command.

    [bash]$ xhost + [ enter ]

    Now the client part is done

    Now log on to the computer from which you want to exprt display. for example log on to your 205 account and type the command

    [bash]$ export DISPLAY=

    here in this stands for the ip of the pc on which you are sitting .

    now you type
    [bash]$ xterm

    a new window will appear

    just type

    and the internet messenger will open. like that you can log on to any linux pc and export display and run gui programmes like real player or mplayer or programmes like that.
    Friday, September 28, 2007 6:46 AM

  • what when lilo is saved by password
    Thursday, January 3, 2008 5:58 AM
  • If GRUB or LILO password protected then its not possible




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