2) When the install process gets to "choose type of installation"
2) Jump Start
3) Web Start
type: boot cdrom -s
(or, if all you can do is get to the prom with stop-A or Ctrl-Break) type boot cdrom -s
3) When you get the root prompt you are in single user mode.
4) Create a mount point: # mkdir /mnt
5) Mount the root slice: # mount /dev/dsk/c0d0s0 /mnt
(or whatever the device is called).
5b) If the filesystem is corrupted, you may need to fsck /dev/rdsk/c0d0s0... before you can mount
(/dev/dsk/* for mount, /dev/rdsk/* for fsck. /etc/vfstab will tell you which device name to use.)
6) Set up TERM variable: # TERM=AT386;export TERM
7) Go to /etc/shadow and clear the password entry for root.
# vi /mnt/etc/shadow
e.g. root:sdfgsdSDGS3832:6445:::::: remove everything between the first two colons.
8) # sync;umount /mnt; sync;reboot
9) When the system comes back up you should be able to log in as root without a
10) Use # passwd to set a new password for root.