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Old 10-15-2004, 04:16 AM   #1
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How to reset forgotten root password


I have noticed some posts on this topic and ran across this ; http://linuxgazette.net/107/tomar.html hope this helps.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 04:27 AM   #2
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Thanks comprookie2000, that ones going into my toolbox of links
 
Old 10-15-2004, 09:03 PM   #3
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You are welcome,darktux; I boot up knoppix when I make a oops,have not forgotten my password yet,as it is something I can remember.

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Old 10-17-2004, 02:04 AM   #4
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Another way:

At the LILO prompt type "linux single". You will boot into a single user mode, and at the prompt just type "passwd root" and enter a new password. Reboot normally, and the root password will have been changed.
 
Old 10-28-2004, 12:33 PM   #5
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Isn't this a security hazard? This kind of made me raise my eyebrow.

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