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Old 02-04-2012, 06:01 AM   #1
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Question How to reset (forgotten) user password?


I made my first and only user on Linux and forgot the password it 5 long pls help thank you
 
Old 02-04-2012, 06:02 AM   #2
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Reset the password a root.

Kind regards
 
Old 02-04-2012, 08:30 AM   #3
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I made my first and only user on Linux and forgot the password it 5 long pls help thank you
Please spell out your words, and use a descriptive title.

As repo said, log in as root, and reset your password. If you don't remember the root password, boot into single-user mode, then type in "passwd root", and reset it.
 
Old 02-04-2012, 09:54 AM   #4
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Please spell out your words, and use a descriptive title.

As repo said, log in as root, and reset your password. If you don't remember the root password, boot into single-user mode, then type in "passwd root", and reset it.
How would I boot into single-user mode ps sorry about the spelling
 
Old 02-04-2012, 10:05 AM   #5
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How would I boot into single-user mode ps sorry about the spelling
Well, you can usually just put an "S" into the Grub boot screen. But, you say nothing about what version/distro of Linux, so it's hard to be certain what will work for you.
 
Old 02-04-2012, 10:08 AM   #6
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Please use a descriptive title for your thread excluding words like 'urgent' or 'help'. Using a proper title makes it easier for members to help you. I managed title modification.
 
  


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