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Old 08-07-2009, 12:03 PM   #1
nine9volt
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Don't remember user name or password


I installed Linux on my old computer a good 6 months ago and today I was going to boot it up. I was offered the choice of OS and chose Linux and it booted up great. It then asked for User Name and Password which I don't remember. I don't remember picking either item. Can I get around this problem or must I remove the OS and reinstall it again?
 
Old 08-07-2009, 12:09 PM   #2
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Hello nine9volt

You can get around this problem by logging on as root and changing the password of your everyday user. Google for lost root password.

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