LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 03-23-2002, 01:15 PM   #1
gman247
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: North Hollywood, Ca
Distribution: red hat 7.1
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Smile password retrieval


Can anybody tell me how to retrieve a password that i forgot on red hat 7.1. It's been a while since I used that compter. Please help, i don't want to reinstall my linux red hat
 
Old 03-23-2002, 01:38 PM   #2
trickykid
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,149

Rep: Reputation: 234Reputation: 234Reputation: 234
if you know roots password, then just issue the command:

passwd username

and it will prompt to change the password.

if its roots password you need, boot into single mode or runlevel 1 and change root's password from there.

-trickykid
 
Old 11-05-2013, 09:24 AM   #3
okscoutr
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2013
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by trickykid View Post

if its roots password you need, boot into single mode or runlevel 1 and change root's password from there.

-trickykid
Please list instructions for booting into single mode or runninglevel 1

Thank you for helping.
 
Old 11-05-2013, 10:12 AM   #4
GNU/Linux
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2012
Distribution: Slackware-14
Posts: 118

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
You can look it up on google. Look inside any of the first few results. That being said, I suggest that you install any of the latest distro on your machine. Red Hat Linux is divided into Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Fedora is the community-developed branch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. You need paid subscription for RHEL, but if you really want something similar then you can install CentOS which is exactly the same as RHEL but without Red Hat's support and branding/logos/artwork.

If you don't want Red Hat then you have number of other choices as well:
Linux Mint
PCLinuxOS
openSUSE

If you are still unsure, please tell us what your previous experience is with Linux or how you'll be using your machine.
 
Old 11-05-2013, 03:54 PM   #5
suicidaleggroll
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2010
Location: Colorado
Distribution: OpenSUSE, CentOS
Posts: 5,358

Rep: Reputation: 1990Reputation: 1990Reputation: 1990Reputation: 1990Reputation: 1990Reputation: 1990Reputation: 1990Reputation: 1990Reputation: 1990Reputation: 1990Reputation: 1990
Quote:
Originally Posted by okscoutr View Post
Please list instructions for booting into single mode or runninglevel 1

Thank you for helping.
Generally you boot the install disk and select "recovery mode" or similar. It varies from distro to distro.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
remote ip retrieval rino.caldelli Linux - Networking 6 12-06-2005 04:10 AM
Backup retrieval michn77 Linux - Newbie 3 01-14-2004 06:35 AM
Data retrieval - HELP! 3l10 Linux - Hardware 1 01-05-2004 04:25 PM
Automatic password retrieval for mounting netware server GaX Linux - Newbie 1 01-04-2004 09:58 PM
automated pop3 retrieval josephswagner Linux - Software 2 07-18-2003 12:26 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:35 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration