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USSEnterprise
January 2nd, 2006, 06:56 PM
I recently aquired an IBM PS/2 Model 80, which has XENIX 5 installed on it. I did not realize when I bought it that it was password protected. Is there any way to override the username and password?

ahm
January 2nd, 2006, 09:52 PM
I assume you're trying to login as the "root" user...
Have you tried just hitting ENTER for the password prompt?
Or all the usual root passwords. (watch the movie "Hackers" ;-))

The usual procedure involves booting off a boot floppy,
mounting the hard drive and then edit /etc/passwd to remove the root password.

Google for: xenix lost root password

Micom 2000
January 31st, 2006, 09:59 PM
Like all the PS/2 MCAs model 80 needed a set-up disk. IIRC there was a provision for a password on it. If the password is for the Xenix that would be a different problem. The best thing to do would ask this question in the Google Groups PS/2 forum

http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware

Lawrence