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I am a 100% complete linux newb. I won a comp in a contest and linux redhat v6.0 or something was on it. But the root password that I was provided with doesn't work. I know that it is case sensitive, but still it is false. I was wondering if I could change the root password without actually having it or the linux distro cd. Please watch the technical linux language. I understand windows and mac language completely but linux is very new to me.
You will need to boot into "single-user" mode. It boots straight to root being logged in. This is a boot that is meant to be used to upgrade or backup a system without any normal users being allowed to access it.
Follow the instructions in my answer to this message...