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Old 03-10-2003, 02:50 AM   #1
HadiHasan
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can't install modem and forget username & password


Hi Guys
I m a newbie to Linux ,
1) i have installed RedHat Linux 7.3, now the porblem is that i forget my UserName and Passoword, so there anyway i can recover the Username and Password or reset both Username and password. i have dual boot system win 2000 with other partition,

2) Also when i installed LInux i manager to install all hardware devices expect the modem i also a Mortoralla 56K Internal Modem installed on my machine, its a PCI modem.
Any Suggestions and solutions to above problem are welcome
With Regards,
Hasan
 
Old 03-10-2003, 03:17 AM   #2
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Hi,

Redhat has a gui interface for user administration, try that (I'm sure other will be able to tell you other ways to get you username and password back)

For the modem take a look at www.linmodems.org with any luck you can get it to work in Linux.

Anne
 
Old 03-10-2003, 03:54 AM   #3
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After booting up it take to me to GUI, GNOME but i forget which username and password i should i try.....i have tried some but result still...................................
Cheers
Hassan
 
Old 03-10-2003, 03:56 AM   #4
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You can't remember your root password either?
If you do log in as root and then try finding the user info (I think it's somewhere in /etc
If that fails as well boot with the RH rescue disc and try adding a new user with that.

Anne
 
Old 03-10-2003, 03:04 PM   #5
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If you know the root password, use it to login. Then, you can type "passwd username", replacing the username with the correct name. It will change the password for that account. Then, type "exit" to logout root, and login with the username and new password.

If you don't know the root password, you can boot into single-user mode...

If it boots up with LILO, when it says "boot:", type in "linux single".

If it boots up with GRUB, select the linux entry, and type "e" to edit. Select the line that starts with "kernel", and type "e", again. At the end of the line, add a space and "single". Hit [enter] to get back to the main GRUB menu, and type "b" to boot.

Once you're in single-mode, you can do the whole password thing as above. You'll then have to reboot to get out of single-mode. If you did the GRUB thing, edit the entry again and remove the "single", otherwise it will keep going to single-mode.
 
Old 03-10-2003, 11:46 PM   #6
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I did It but still install modem

Hi to All Guys
yesterday i successfully resetted my root passoword
So Thanks to everyone whoever help me in this matter, but i still can't install the Modem , i have Motorola SM 56K PCI modem, so please help me in this matter as well
With Regards
Hassan
 
Old 03-11-2003, 04:25 AM   #7
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The SM stands for soft modem.Good luck with it as I believe that it is going to be more trouble than it's worth.I did find some info about it at Modem-Help if you want to read about it.
How'd you fix your root password problem?
lynch
 
Old 03-11-2003, 07:42 AM   #8
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Hi lynch,
Thanks for providing that usefull link, let see i can solve it or not. For my root password , first enter Linux in Linux Single mode and then i just reset the password by using passwd command, so what i do, at LILO boot:
boot: Linux Single
once i was in single mode, i issue that command
#bushasswd root
then it ask me about new root password,
so that resetted my root password
after that just give the following command
#bush:init 5


i think that u will also try
Cheers
Hassan
 
Old 03-11-2003, 04:15 PM   #9
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Thanks and good luck with the modem.

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