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Old 01-21-2008, 05:57 AM   #1
hellknight87
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Not able to log in openSUSE 10.3


Hi,

Recently when i tried to log in openSUSE as a user it said that login failed. But if i try to login as root user it is successful. Please help me , there is important data lying in my home partition which i want to access. I don't want to reformat and install Linux again.
 
Old 01-21-2008, 06:22 AM   #2
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You can login as root and change the user's password. The command is
passwd yourusername
It will prompt you for a new password
 
Old 01-21-2008, 06:43 AM   #3
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Maybe the password had an expiration date or the user account is locked for some reason. As root, you can go in Yast --> Security and Users --> User Management, then select the user and click on edit. Look around if there is something strange: in particular look at the "Disable User Login" box and be sure it is unchecked.

Otherwise, as root try to reset password for the user, as sophkos already suggested.

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there is important data lying in my home partition which i want to access. I don't want to reformat and install Linux again.
You will not lose any data, as long as you have access as root. But always consider to do a backup of your valuable data, somewhere (on an external device).
 
  


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