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Old 02-08-2011, 06:09 AM   #1
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recovering root password


how can i recover rooy password in redhat linux..
 
Old 02-08-2011, 06:12 AM   #2
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Recover by following this or this
 
Old 02-08-2011, 11:52 AM   #3
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There is (and should be!) no way to "recover" the root password -- only to remove it or set it to a known value, which is what the linked pages describe.
 
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There is (and should be!) no way to "recover" the root password -- only to remove it or set it to a known value, which is what the linked pages describe.
catkin you are correct. We can only reset the password to a new one.
 
Old 02-08-2011, 11:36 PM   #5
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In fact there is no way to recover "any" password in Linux!
 
Old 02-09-2011, 12:18 AM   #6
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we can recover the password in redhat by:
*Root Password can be recovered in a
specialized troubleshooting mode (i.e. init 1).
*init 1 level provides a shell (i.e. sh) without logging in.

# procedure:


1.Restart the system

2.In the splash screen Select RedHat Enterprise Linux
Press 'e'

3.Select Kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-5.EL ro root=LABEL=/rhgb quiet

4.Press 'e' to edit

5.Edit Kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-5.EL ro root=LABEL=/rhgb quiet 1

6.press enter

7.Press 'b' to boot with the selected run level

directly you will get shell prompt to assign the root password

8.sh-3.00#passwd root
 
Old 02-09-2011, 01:42 AM   #7
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we can recover the password in redhat by:
*Root Password can be recovered in a
specialized troubleshooting mode (i.e. init 1).
*init 1 level provides a shell (i.e. sh) without logging in.

# procedure:


1.Restart the system

2.In the splash screen Select RedHat Enterprise Linux
Press 'e'

3.Select Kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-5.EL ro root=LABEL=/rhgb quiet

4.Press 'e' to edit

5.Edit Kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-5.EL ro root=LABEL=/rhgb quiet 1

6.press enter

7.Press 'b' to boot with the selected run level

directly you will get shell prompt to assign the root password

8.sh-3.00#passwd root
As highlighted by Anisha, thats again a reset and not recovery.
 
Old 02-09-2011, 02:20 AM   #8
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Yes there is a method to recover the root password without resetting it. But that is not a standard procedure.
 
Old 02-09-2011, 02:25 AM   #9
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Yes there is a method to recover the root password without resetting it.
Be kind enough to explain the method here, even if it is not a standard one
 
  


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