From: Paul Jakma (paul at domain clubi.ie)
Date: Fri 23 Apr 1999 - 13:27:47 IST
Did alan cox not tell us that ?
don't know.. i didn't go to galway/limerick when he was over. i read it
on a freebsd site just a while ago.
another strange but true:
the admin dept. at a certain company well known to me (hint) are rather
fearful of anything that isn't NT.
anway, a colleague of mine who has a habit of changing/deleting things
(especially when he doesn't know what they do), changed the name of
computer. Of course it being part of an NT domain, once you change the
name you can't login anymore.
so a chappy from the admin dept. came down. he looked at it. tried his
admin password, and it didn't work - my colleague had changed the admin
password to something he couldn't remember anymore!
the chap from admin went off and came back with a "NT rescue disk" and
stuck it in the machine and powered it on. the machine started booting
off the floppy and what came up on the screen:
the "NT rescue disk" was in fact a linux boot floppy that runs a script
which lets prompts for the partition of the NT system, which password
you want changed to what. and voila...
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