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Old 10-23-2011, 07:56 PM   #1
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"how to login in to Linux without password or to recover password"


Hi, my name is Rajeev and I have taken a class in Linux at school. It was a beginner class. I haven't used Linux for a while and I forgot my password. I remember my username though. Please help if you can. I have taken a few computer classes and have a bachelors degree at a different school. I also have one certificate at a community college.
 
Old 10-23-2011, 08:49 PM   #2
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use single user mode to repair(in grub).
 
Old 10-23-2011, 08:50 PM   #3
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Hi, my name is Rajeev and I have taken a class in Linux at school. It was a beginner class. I haven't used Linux for a while and I forgot my password. I remember my username though. Please help if you can. I have taken a few computer classes and have a bachelors degree at a different school. I also have one certificate at a community college.
Great...did any of these certificates or courses happen to cover Google, or using a search function?? This has been covered on here MANY times, and Google has about 500k hits.

http://www.debuntu.org/recover-root-...-mode-and-grub
http://linux.about.com/od/linux101/l/blnewbie3_2_3.htm

Do you remember your root password? What version/distro of Linux are you using?? You should be able to boot into single-user mode, or via a Linux CD/DVD, and change your password from there, or log in as root and change it with "passwd <username>".
 
Old 10-24-2011, 05:56 AM   #4
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Hi, my name is Rajeev and I have taken a class in Linux at school. It was a beginner class. I haven't used Linux for a while and I forgot my password. I remember my username though. Please help if you can. I have taken a few computer classes and have a bachelors degree at a different school. I also have one certificate at a community college.

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