NEWBY - Win8.1 Accessing Windows/System32/Config folder.....

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jaketsuar
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NEWBY - Win8.1 Accessing Windows/System32/Config folder.....

Postby jaketsuar » 01 Mar 2015, 18:45

Trying to learn something new....
Please, direct me to right forum for this question if not the right area.
Downloaded/burned ISO to CD which boots as described. Successful ntfs-3G /dev/sda1 /mnt/windows because df -m shows the screenshot provided on webpage.
Trying to remove a test user account password I created on my PC ...password dog (again, playing around to learn something new). I tried the cd /mnt/windows/Windows/System32/config step and keep getting file/directory not found.
Have tried every possible combination of syntax with no luck (/mnt/windows/Windows, /mnt/Windows, /mnt/Windows/System32 etc.)
Thanks for the time, am excited to learn how this works.

gernot
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Re: NEWBY - Win8.1 Accessing Windows/System32/Config folder.

Postby gernot » 01 Mar 2015, 20:39

Be careful while manipulating the windows registry. Make a backup.

Use the ls command to see which files and directory are exist.
Also use the tab key at the prompt.

You can also browse the files with midnight commander (mc).

There are also a bootable floppyimage named ntpasswd.

Gernot

jaketsuar
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Re: NEWBY - Win8.1 Accessing Windows/System32/Config folder.

Postby jaketsuar » 01 Mar 2015, 21:22

Thank you Gernot
Made some progress since post (youtube is my friend along with google).

using fdisk -l, found my main windows directory is sda4, not sda1. However, does not list it as NTFS.

Also, get a prompt saying sda4 is in an unstable state and must be shutdown completely instead of in hibernation. Another roadblock.
Any advice?

gernot
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Re: NEWBY - Win8.1 Accessing Windows/System32/Config folder.

Postby gernot » 02 Mar 2015, 05:16

hibernation is a "deep sleep" mode. You have to shut down your systen complete.
don't press just the power button...

Gernot

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Re: NEWBY - Win8.1 Accessing Windows/System32/Config folder.

Postby jaketsuar » 02 Mar 2015, 20:50

Thank you Gernot, but still does not work.

Have tried CD on Win8.1 and Win7 boxes with no luck on either....must not work as described.


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