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Old 12-22-2007, 10:07 PM   #1
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Password Problem in Fedora Core (2.6)


Hi All

This is my 1st post and I hope to get help with this


My problem that it ask me for user name and password
And I don't know this
Is there anyway to reset this password

I have Fedora Core (2.6.11-1_fc4smp)

And I completely new with this environment



The scenario is that this instillation is on virtual machine and Iím using VMware application for this

Also I don't have the instillation desks for fedora

i know it's holies case but may someone expert can help out

thanks.
 
Old 12-23-2007, 10:03 AM   #2
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Boot your VM, at the GRUB boot prompt select your kernel, press "e" to edit, add a "1" at the end of the line that starts with the word "kernel". Now boot that kernel and you will be in runlevel 1 which is not automagically protected on regular installs. You'll end up at a prompt after which you can type "passwd" to change the root password or for example "passwd tagwar" to set a password for existing user named "tagwar". Type "telinit 3" will make the multi-user and network stuff come up after which you can log in or type "telinit 5" instead to have the previous plus the graphical shell stuff.
 
Old 12-23-2007, 10:30 PM   #3
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Boot your VM, at the GRUB boot prompt select your kernel, press "e" to edit, add a "1" at the end of the line that starts with the word "kernel".
Until now everything is fine

But from here nothing came
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Now boot that kernel and you will be in runlevel 1 which is not automagically protected on regular installs. You'll end up at a prompt after which you can type "passwd" to change the root password

It continue booting until the screen of the user name and the password


i hope you can help some more

Or if there is default user name and password i may try


Appreciate your response

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Old 12-24-2007, 06:42 AM   #4
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It continue booting until the screen of the user name and the password
Try adding "init=/bin/bash" after the "1".
 
Old 12-24-2007, 10:13 PM   #5
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Try adding "init=/bin/bash" after the "1".
nothing happen
even after i write what you told me
i try to restart but i found the line not saved
means what ever i add to the line after restarting it go back to defult setting.

i hope you got me.

it's not saving after i add the
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Try adding "init=/bin/bash" after the "1".
any idea how to save????

after i press "e" i can edit then i press enter key
but every time it go back to the same thing. and i have to add this again and again

something more
is there any spaces between the "1" and the prvious word.

http://www3.0zz0.com/2007/12/25/04/41638734.jpg

check the above image

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Old 12-27-2007, 01:06 PM   #6
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You can't save it until you can access the image properly (and it shouldn't be necessary unless you want to add a separate GRUB entry for it) and the kernel line requires spaces between items.
 
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You can't save it until you can access the image properly (and it shouldn't be necessary unless you want to add a separate GRUB entry for it) and the kernel line requires spaces between items.
thanks very much

i will try to install fedora 8
 
Old 01-17-2008, 05:31 AM   #8
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thanks all

thanks all
i reinstall fedora 8
much easier then trupshoot old version
 
  


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