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Old 10-17-2011, 06:33 PM   #1
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Incorrect Password.


Hi, I'm a newbie of RHEL.I'm having problem with the root password after a fresh installment(RHEL web server). When I try to login after installation, it says incorrect pass . Many times this happened as i installed many times and tried. what could be the solution? Please help.

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Old 10-17-2011, 06:54 PM   #2
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Hello,

Please remember, linux is case sensitive; So if you used any capital letters, then you need to use capital letters. Also, have you checked your caps lock? Let us know before we try to troubleshoot your problem; Most likely, you will need to log in via single user mode, and reset your password. Have a look here - http://www.centos.org/docs/4/html/rh...ng-single.html

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Josh
 
Old 10-17-2011, 07:56 PM   #3
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sorry for the late reply sir.there's no case sensitive things, neither was the caps lock on. I tried "Booting into Single-User Mode" but not sure if it worked correctly. while I follow that direction typing "single" and [Enter], I am there but if i go with normal booting its same again. password does not work.

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Old 10-17-2011, 08:02 PM   #4
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So single user mode works? You can use that to change your password. Boot into single user mode, then issue the following:
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passwd root
 
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:19 PM   #5
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Thank you sir. its solved. Now I can enter.
 
Old 10-17-2011, 08:55 PM   #6
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No problem! Please mark your thread as solved using the thread tools located at the top of the page, thanks!

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Old 10-18-2011, 12:28 PM   #7
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did! thanks
 
  


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