Tuesday, March 1, 2011

How to root NeXTStep/Openstep

Gotta thank Matt for this one and his google-fu. I just booted into single user mode. Here are the steps.

  • Start up the machine
  • Hold the two command keys and ~
  • Execute the command bsd -s
  • Execute /bin/sh /etc/rc
  • Execute passwd root to change the root password
After that you can login via the GUI as root and make new accounts. The standard linux user creation commands don't work here. I will be making a doc with the credentials and network information.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent! Matt comes through again. Good work including a link. That will be useful for future work with our next machines.