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Old 11-25-2008, 05:11 PM   #1
glamon
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resetting login in Redhat 2.4.20-8


I was just given an older IBM Thinkpad loaded w/ I beleive Linux Redhat 2.4.20-8(?). Everything seems to work but can't login as I dont have the username/password. Is there a way to completely reset it the whole thing to make sure it is all functioning before I try loading XP pro on it? I've never even touched Linux before. Thanks!
 
Old 11-25-2008, 05:23 PM   #2
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You could just put in a livecd if you just want to test it.
 
Old 11-25-2008, 06:35 PM   #3
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At boot prompt use init 2
then use passwd to change it and hostname to find name
and get to know linx, unix and bash commands
use --help after commands or man before commands for aid
get to know the cli well
you may not get sound or full internet
hth & gl
 
  


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