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hi everyone! I'm using fedora-11. Initially while doing the terminal part it used to come like this- [software@localhost ~]$,,,, then i used to give the password and enter the root. Here my username is software. Then i changed the ownership from root to software, so that i don't have to give the password each time. BUT NOW when i am giving su and entering the password it is showing INCORRECT PASSWORD. I don't know what has happened. Can some one help me please??
thanx. But i haven't changed the password, i restarted using the same password, but in the terminal part when i'm giving su and then password it is showing incorrect password. i don't know what has happened. Help ,
hi prayag_pjs. Actually i'm not able to login from CLI, that's what i'm tring to say. Though while restarting i'm giving the same password, but i'm not able to use the same password while in terminal(CLI).
As I said before, reboot, press <Esc> to get a GRUB menu, and then press 'e' to edit the boot options, appending 'init=/bin/bash' to the end of the string. This will get you to a root shell
right after the kernel loads, from which you can type:
and change the password to what you have for your standard account.
Also: If passwd tells you to enter a current password, just press 'Enter' to abort and type 'passwd -d' before continuing.
Last edited by Kenny_Strawn; 09-17-2010 at 05:45 AM.
Reason: Added second choice
I think his experiencing the same problem I had before.. Well, I try to configure it to the best of my knowledge and by reading some articles and forums in the web.. but it result in nothing, so i just install a new root directory just sharing my exp. ^^
Restart your Linux system
you will get black and white screen with login option there try to login as root
and put the password which you think you remember...
let us know if you can login...
also login as your normal user and let us know if you can login...