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Holger Scherer

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Jul 12, 2000, 3:00:00 AM7/12/00
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Hello,

first i hope to be in the right group.

I got an old multi-user machine ALTOS 886,
it's an 286 based system running Microsoft Xenix 3.2f serving 10
serial terminals. As i have no password for root or other accounts i
can't check the system. It seems to be all right, it's booting and
showing positive messages at the console port.
So has anyone an idea how to get into the system without knowing the
root pwd, e.g. by booting from disk? I would appreciate any
information, boot disk or other thinks for this machine as i want to
have it als functional system in my museum :-)

please mail all information to:

sche...@web.de

THANKS!


*german text*

Hallo,

ich habe ein altes Mehrbenutzersystem ALTOS 886 aufgetrieben. Das ist
ein 286-basiertes System unter Microsoft Xenix 3.2f mit 10 seriellen
Anschlüssen. Leider habe ich kein root-Kennwort oder weitere Infos
über das System. Auf jeden Fall bootet es und bringt Meldungen über
einwandfreien Systemstart an der Konsole, nur am Login bin ich am Ende
:-(
Hat jemand irgendwelche Informationen über das System, wie ich ohne
root-kw reinkomme, vielleicht eine boot-diskette (booten von disk wird
beim starten angeboten), oder sonstige Software?

Bitte alle Antworten direkt an

sche...@web.de

schreiben. DANKE!

-h


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tt

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Jul 18, 2000, 3:00:00 AM7/18/00
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Holger Scherer wrote:
>
> (german text at end of mail)
>
> Hello,
>
> first i hope to be in the right group.
>
> I got an old multi-user machine ALTOS 886,
> it's an 286 based system running Microsoft Xenix 3.2f serving 10
> serial terminals. As i have no password for root or other accounts i
> can't check the system. It seems to be all right, it's booting and
> showing positive messages at the console port.
> So has anyone an idea how to get into the system without knowing the
> root pwd, e.g. by booting from disk? I would appreciate any
> information, boot disk or other thinks for this machine as i want to
> have it als functional system in my museum :-)
>

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First you have to make boot and root disks.

#mkdev fd

it asks few questions about size of disks and so on.

After you have made boot+root disk, shutdown the machine
and boot from boot floppy.

When it boots it asks root floppy so give it.

when system is booted you have # prompt.

Mount the hd to root floppy.

#mount /dev/hd0root /mnt


find passwd file and delete crypted passwd syntax at root line.

Then reboot the server and now there is no
passwd for root.

tt

mber...@nexgenerationcentral.com

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Apr 29, 2013, 11:28:23 AM4/29/13
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On Wednesday, July 12, 2000 3:00:00 AM UTC-4, Holger Scherer wrote:
> (german text at end of mail)
>
> Hello,
>
> first i hope to be in the right group.
>
> I got an old multi-user machine ALTOS 886,
> it's an 286 based system running Microsoft Xenix 3.2f serving 10
> serial terminals. As i have no password for root or other accounts i
> can't check the system. It seems to be all right, it's booting and
> showing positive messages at the console port.
> So has anyone an idea how to get into the system without knowing the
> root pwd, e.g. by booting from disk? I would appreciate any
> information, boot disk or other thinks for this machine as i want to
> have it als functional system in my museum :-)
>
> please mail all information to:
>
> sche...@web.de
>
> THANKS!
>
>
> *german text*
>
> Hallo,
>
> ich habe ein altes Mehrbenutzersystem ALTOS 886 aufgetrieben. Das ist
> ein 286-basiertes System unter Microsoft Xenix 3.2f mit 10 seriellen
> Anschlüssen. Leider habe ich kein root-Kennwort oder weitere Infos
> über das System. Auf jeden Fall bootet es und bringt Meldungen über
> einwandfreien Systemstart an der Konsole, nur am Login bin ich am Ende
> :-(
> Hat jemand irgendwelche Informationen über das System, wie ich ohne
> root-kw reinkomme, vielleicht eine boot-diskette (booten von disk wird
> beim starten angeboten), oder sonstige Software?
>
> Bitte alle Antworten direkt an
>
> sche...@web.de
>
> schreiben. DANKE!
>
> -h
>
>
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Do you want to sell your Altos?? I collect them.. Let me know..

Thanks,
Matthew (mber...@csasp.org)
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