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Old 10-11-2011, 11:46 PM   #1
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how to change the root password


dear all

i am using suse linux version 10. i forget my root password i need to reset the password how to do

thanks in advance
 
Old 10-11-2011, 11:48 PM   #2
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It's probably just worth reinstalling. It's very hard to recover a lost root password.
 
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:52 PM   #3
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Assuming you are using grub as a boot loader, when you start your machine, it should show the option to boot into Single user mode (or root mode depending on the terminology). Just choose the option and you will be logged in as root. After that you can run the "passwd" command to set the password.
 
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:06 AM   #4
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dear all

i am using suse linux version 10. i forget my root password i need to reset the password how to do

thanks in advance
Hey go through the below url, u'll get a idea how to do it. .

http://www.labtestproject.com/using_...d_on_fedora_10



Cheers. .
 
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:19 AM   #5
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i prefer reinstalling the distro again, it might be hard and tideous to recover the lost password
 
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:27 AM   #6
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i prefer reinstalling the distro again, it might be hard and tideous to recover the lost password
REinstalling distro to higher version would help, than installing the same version. .
 
Old 10-12-2011, 09:43 AM   #7
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i prefer reinstalling the distro again, it might be hard and tideous to recover the lost password
Er. No. Boot into single user mode as explained and run 'passwd'. Simple. Why go through all the effort of a reinstall for something so simple?
 
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