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HP-UX UNIX Mount CDROM ( CDFS ) Filesystem Command

Q. How do I mount CDROM media under HP-UX UNIX System from a shell prompt? How do I automount CDFS file system using /etc/fstab file?
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Linux mount CIFS Windows Share

Q. How do I mount CIFS Windows Server / XP / Vista Shared folder under Linux operating systems?
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Ubuntu Linux Mount an Iso Image

How do I mount an Iso image under Ubuntu Linux?
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OpenBSD Mount And Use a USB Flash Drive

How do I mount and use a USB pen or hard disk under OpenBSD operating systems using ksh/bash/sh shell prompt?
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Mount NFS File System Over a Slow and Busy Network

Traffic between my home and office data center encrypted using VPN but sometime my ISP get little slow or network becomes busy. I'm using Fedora Core Linux desktop system and my system freezes for a few minutes. What optimization options should be used when mounting an exported NFS share over a slow and busy network?
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Linux reset forgotten root password

Q. I forgot my root password, how can I get into my system?

A. You can reset forgotten root password under Linux by booting system into single user mode or emergency mode (also known as rescue mode).

My boot loader is GRUB (see LILO boot loader below)

)Following is the procedure to reset root password if you are using GRUB as a boot loader:

  1. Select the kernel
  2. Press the e key to edit the entry
  3. Select second line (the line starting with the word kernel)
  4. Press the e key to edit kernel entry so that you can append single user mode
  5. Append the letter S (or word Single) to the end of the (kernel) line
  6. Press ENTER key
  7. Now press the b key to boot the Linux kernel into single user mode
  8. At prompt type passwd command to reset password:

You need to mount at least / and other partitions:
# mount -t proc proc /proc
# mount -o remount,rw /

Change the root password, enter:
# passwd
Finally reboot system:
# sync
# reboot

My boot loader is LILO

At LILO boot loader type linux single and press [ENTER] key:
Boot: linux single
When you get the # prompt you will need to type passwd root to reset password:
# passwd
Reboot system:
# sync
# reboot

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FreeBSD: Mount Hard Drive / Disk Command

How do I mount a hard disk in FreeBSD unix using command line options?
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