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Old 04-22-2012, 02:33 AM   #1
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How to recover/reset log on password of user other than root


Hello everyone,

I have to logg on to my Fedora 9 after so many months. I remember that I had two user accounts. One was root and other one was mq15. I, luckily, rememer the password for root, but don't remember mq15 password. I am not very experienced user but I know that root has all the rights. So I need root to reset/recover my mq15 password. Please help me.

Thanks.
 
Old 04-22-2012, 02:37 AM   #2
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Hello,

Just run as root:
Code:
passwd mq15
That will ask for a new password and confirmation. After that you can logout and login as mq15 with the new password.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:45 AM   #3
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Wow. It worked.
Thanks a lot EricTRA.
 
Old 04-22-2012, 05:16 AM   #4
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Hi,

You're welcome. Thanks for marking the thread solved.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
  


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