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Old 02-16-2002, 05:21 PM   #1
Freeman
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hi guys
can any one tell me how can i recover my password

i can't see
[root@desktop /root]

i just see "name"login:
afterthat i write root
password comes up;

"name" login: root
password: *********

iget message: login incorrect?

what shall i do?
 
Old 02-16-2002, 05:28 PM   #2
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for security reasons they're not recoverable. instead you need to boot to single user mode, and run 'passwd' once you're in.

to get in, get a lilo prompt (CTRL+X if you use a graphical menu) and type 'linux init 1' assuming you're default linux entry IS called linux.
 
  


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