, I can't post a reply. I am not her friend. Point her here, please.
said you had a problem that I might be able to help you with.
Let me see if I can deduce what you have:
A Linux box with SCSI HDD using Reiser FS. I use ext3 at home.
What you will need is a Live CD. Hakin9
has a live CD with useful security utilities on it. Essentially that is what you are looking for: security utilities.
Boot with the live CD and then run crack, John The Ripper, Slurpie, or other password cracking utilities. I don't know what the Hackin9 disk has. Probably crack.
Good luck and let me know how it goes.