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Old 10-06-2009, 10:58 PM   #1
theboynxtdoor
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how to reset root password using bootable disk?


Hello,
does anyone knows "How to recover a root password using bootable fedora Linux 11 disk?

any help would be apprciated
Thanks a lot
 
Old 10-06-2009, 11:07 PM   #2
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If you can boot the CD and mount the root filesystem, then you simply have to remove the hashed password for root in /etc/shadow. When you reboot, root will log in with no password, so make sure you set a new one before doing anything else.
 
  


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