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Old 03-20-2004, 04:31 AM   #1
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Question Changing root password of Mandrake with SuSE CD.


Hi,
I have Mandrake Linux 9.1 installed on my dual-boot Intel celeron 1.7 GHz system.

I want to change its root password since I've lost the original password. But I don't have the Mandrake CDs with me to do that. Instead I have a SuSE Linux 9.0 Live Eval CD.

Can I use that to change the root password? If yes can you please tell me the sequence of steps and commands to do it since I am a Linux newbie?

Thank you.

Last edited by leenux; 03-20-2004 at 04:32 AM.
 
Old 03-20-2004, 07:36 AM   #2
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Did you do a search on the net, or search this forum?

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ghlight=single
http://linux.about.com/library/bl/op...ewbie3.2.3.htm
 
Old 03-20-2004, 07:54 AM   #3
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The solution is simple.

1. Boot up.
2. Press escape if you have a graphical selection screen, to get to the text lilo screen.
3. Type in "linux single'
4. enter the command: passwd
5. enter the new root password.
6. reboot.


Good Luck!

Last edited by jschiwal; 03-20-2004 at 08:25 AM.
 
  


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