Try to do the following, I am not sure if it will work but it’s worth the try since there is no other solution in the site or the forum.
Boot another linux live CD.
Create /Database directory
Mount /dev/hda3 to /mnt (it should already exist)
Mount /mnt/_DB.00x to /Database
Now edit the file mentioned above, umount and reboot without the CD.
Tell us if it works to include it in a tutorial.
Yeah! 😀 I recovered the admin password! Below you can find how:
In my situation I have a rackserver with 2 SATA disks (RAID 0). So I forgot the admin password after a change, well lets go recovering! In my case the Zeroshell filesystem and the config are on /dev/sda1
1. I installed a basic release of Fedora while leaving the current Zeroshell filesystems intact.
2. After installation I issued the “mount /dev/sda1 /mnt”
3. In /mnt my “_DB.00x” directory appeared.
4. Without any new mounts I could simply CD to /mnt/_DB.001/var/register/system/ldap en view the file rootpw.
5. I did not need to edit the rootpw file since the password was visible unencrypted. (lucky for me)
So I am back in business! Thanks ppalias for the tip!