B.2. Loss of the Root Password

If you interrupt the installation or loose your root password, you can recover by booting IPCop in “single user” mode. To do this, attach a monitor and keyboard to your IPCop machine and reboot. During reboot, while the GRUB splash screen is displayed, press the a key. A long command line will appear with the cursor situated at the end. Press the space bar and type the word:


then press the Enter key. IPCop will boot and you will be placed at the command prompt, logged in as the root user. Enter:

sh-2.05b# passwd

You will be prompted to enter the root password, twice. Next reboot your machine by entering:

sh-2.05b# /usr/local/bin/ipcopreboot boot