LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
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 08-10-2005, 08:55 PM   #1
cowpokeHenry
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: Fairfax County, Va
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question Password Unknown


I'm a novice, registered for a beginner's course in LINUX. I have been given a rather old computer with LINUX installed ( red hat probably.) Doner has forgotten the password and could not remember how to log on. I know nothing but need to log on, reinstall LINUX, partition, etc.

Any suggestions.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 09:10 PM   #2
spooon
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,755

Rep: Reputation: 49
First of all, if you are just going to erase the system and install new stuff on it, you don't need to log in.

If you need to log in to the existing system, you can give the "single" boot option in the boot loader or something like that. See this page for details:
http://linuxgazette.net/107/tomar.html
 
  


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
shadow password - password field ayhopkins Linux - Security 8 11-17-2005 06:25 AM
How can I change e-mail password(or linux account password) with php in website?? yusuf Programming 1 05-28-2004 10:39 AM
forgot my password ? i can change the password JrLz Linux - Security 9 04-06-2004 08:36 PM
Just change Samba password, not Unix password? sorrodos Linux - Networking 1 08-14-2003 08:52 PM
unknown root password michael brooks Linux - Security 6 07-05-2001 06:30 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:57 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