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Linux BootLoader and Passwords Hacked!

Guys this is a startup article so I did not put something fancy, though I'll get on with something more informative next time. For new users of Linux this is a really cool thing as you donot need any specific software to hack into the linux administrator account, that is the root account.

The bootstrap loader of Linux is called GRUB which is stored in the file /boot/grub/grub.conf and has a shortcut in the folder /etc, so you can actually view the file in the text editor by typing
#vi /etc/grub.conf
Once you have entered the file you can see something like this:
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda3
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda2
default=0
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.7-10)
root (hd0…