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Old 11-20-2013, 04:46 PM   #1
sdorsey007
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Fedora 19 desktop password login issue


Hello,
I installed Fedora 19 I believe from a Live DVD, somehow I must have changed the passwords on root and admin user account before I was out on medical leave. I was not able to get system to runlevel 1
as forum post and user guide suggested. One post said to
edit kernel option to init=/bin/sh
then mount -0 remount,rw /
then use passwd command to change password on root account and user account, I have done this and message indicates all tokens have been successfully updated .
When I try to restart system and come up to GUI desktop and login as user root or user sdorsey the admin account startsts to login and then gets some error at top of screen and goes back to GUI Login screen. Any help that can be provided to tell me whats up or how to sync Desktop passwords to shadow file would be appreciated- I am desperate to access my system and virtualbox Windows Installation that is on this system.
I don't think this reset the passwords what is the password recovery procedure for Fedora 19 I cannot get to runlevel 1 from hard disk and the Fedora ISO DVD I have wants to do fresh install and I cannot figure how to to get to rescue mode.

any/all help is appreciated

Thanks
Scott

Last edited by sdorsey007; 11-20-2013 at 05:16 PM. Reason: Additional information
 
Old 11-21-2013, 09:22 AM   #2
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I'd boot off a live cd (rather than starting in runlevel 1), then chroot to the F19 partition, and go from there.
 
Old 11-21-2013, 11:01 AM   #3
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Boot your live cd, make a directory in /mnt
mkdir /mnt/F19
mount your F19 partition at /mnt/F19
--> chroot /mnt/F19
--> passwd root
--> exit
--> reboot
 
Old 11-21-2013, 03:14 PM   #4
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you CAN NOT boot into the GUI as root on fedora

that option is BLOCKED !!!!!
by the fedora developers
AND by the Gnome developers

so you DO NOT boot into the gui as root

boot as a normal user into gnome3
then in a terminal become root for a specific program
-- like
Code:
su -
---- your root password ----
gedit
also fedora is not using "runlevels" anymore
fedora moved over to SystemD
however to simulate the runlevel you can boot into "single user" or "text only" still by adding a "1" or a "3" to the end of the boot line

Last edited by John VV; 11-21-2013 at 03:17 PM.
 
  


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