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Old 08-23-2004, 09:33 PM   #1
PaulK
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Loaded Linux, lost login ID and password for superuser? How can I recover?


How can I create a new superuser login ID and password or recover the one I created? Is there an easy way?
 
Old 08-23-2004, 09:40 PM   #2
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This thread called Lost Root Password has some satisfied customers.
 
Old 08-23-2004, 09:50 PM   #3
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yes there is.

1. Boot a system, any system.
2. Mount your drive.
3. Chroot into it.
4. run passwd

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Old 08-24-2004, 11:01 PM   #4
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Thank you for your help.

I was able to get a new password assigned and am back in business.

Thanks again.
 
  


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