Urgent help

Harshil Anil Kumar Shah Harshil_Shah at infosys.com
Tue Aug 3 10:10:44 CEST 2010

Thanks Patryk for the help.

Operating system is hackable:1.

But when I try to edit /etc/passwd, it asks for root password, which I do not have.


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From: support-bounces at lists.openmoko.org [mailto:support-bounces at lists.openmoko.org] On Behalf Of Patryk Benderz
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 1:30 PM
To: support at lists.openmoko.org
Subject: Re: Urgent help

> I am currently using openmoko neo freerunner.
It is good to provide more informative subject of mail, and let us know
which operating system do you use. If you do this next time you will get
help faster and better suited for your needs. Because you didn't provide
that info, below hints might be inaccurate.

> 1.I have forgotten the root password. How to reset my root password?
You might try to open terminal and execute `passwd`, or open terminal
and edit /etc/passwd or /etc/shadow to empty password string. Most
likely the terminal will be started with root privileges, so you will
not need to provide root password to edit these files.

> 2.I want to install wpa_supplicant on that machine, how can I do that?
I assume you mean the smartphone by saying "machine". If so, than
probably all you need is here:

> 3.How can I access and install applications on my phone from my linux
> desktop?
again, that depends on operating system that you use...

Now about your signature... avoid sending such information to mailing
lists. And for all sake, use correct signature separator! For details,
please read: http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3676.txt section 4.3

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