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Old 04-01-2003, 08:49 PM   #1
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forgotten password


hi

got suse 8 installed , i changed my password with the passwd command, but then i forgot it. is there anyway i can get into the desktop or add a password without formatting and another system install. ????
 
Old 04-01-2003, 08:54 PM   #2
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if you remember your root password you can log in as root and change it.

If not, you can enter "linux init=/bin/bash" at the lilo prompt (when your computer boots) and then type "passwd <username>" to change the password of any user.
 
Old 04-01-2003, 08:58 PM   #3
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well, i am booting into suse with the graphical desktop, isn,t it impossible to log in as root this way?
 
Old 04-01-2003, 09:00 PM   #4
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no it's not.

but you should go back and follow my directions before you start posting.
 
Old 04-01-2003, 09:02 PM   #5
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thanks for the help, will try your suggestion, be go good learing exercise. i did a complete system install and just finishing, but woud be easier your way for sure. later
 
  


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