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Old 02-17-2002, 04:51 AM   #1
Freeman
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please help


can any one help me?
i can't log in as root, either login name has changed or the password. the problem i'm root and i can't login. so how can i recover my password?

i realy need help

(i still love linux)
 
Old 02-17-2002, 04:55 AM   #2
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You should do your day to day work as root... that protects against accidents like this as well as application level exploits zapping the entire system.

You could try booting in to single user mode, assuming that is enabled on your distro:

linux single

at the lilo: prompt.
 
Old 02-17-2002, 05:12 AM   #3
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dammit, read the threads you post.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=14396

a smack in the mouth offends.
 
  


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