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Old 08-18-2003, 08:18 AM   #1
HuggyBear
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Lost username AND password


My dear friend went to all the trouble of setting up RH9 on my PC's second HDD. I set up the username and password. Unfortunately, i have been very busy since then, and have done everything in windows (as Linux is still new to me). Today I had time to boot up Linux, but alas, after trying many permutations and combinations...i forgot.

How can I find these things? I'm fairly sure I can remember the username, but the password is the main problem.

Huggy
 
Old 08-18-2003, 08:22 AM   #2
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Do you remember the root password ??

 
Old 08-18-2003, 08:24 AM   #3
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Dear Sandy,

No, I haven't got a clue.

Huggy
 
Old 08-18-2003, 09:09 AM   #4
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Boot into single mode or mount the partition using the rescue disk, then just change the pass.
 
Old 08-18-2003, 09:09 AM   #5
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You'll need to boot to single user mode or a bash prompt so you can change the root's password and find out what user you created and change their password.

Or since you using Redhat, try this tutorial out: http://redhat.pacific.net.au/redhat/...mode-boot.html
 
Old 08-18-2003, 09:20 AM   #6
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unSpawn & Tricky Kid,

Thanks very much. I printed out the tutorial and will study it tomorrow. My friend has gone to bed already - he will help me too. I'm going to bed. See you tomorrow.

Huggy
 
  


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