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Old 11-04-2003, 10:59 PM   #1
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Exclamation root password


OK, I installed Mandrake Network Firewall OS on a extra box I have, Its booted up, and runs great. But, It says my root password is wrong. I have read several ways to log in as single user mode using init=/bin/bash or control x in lilo, But I loaded grub and nether work. Is there different command for grub? If not, no biggie, I can reload it.
-Neo
 
Old 11-04-2003, 11:02 PM   #2
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Silly question, but do you have your CAPSLOCK key on
and if not, might you have when you typed the password
orignally?
 
Old 11-04-2003, 11:05 PM   #3
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I thought of that yesterday, My pass is about 14 char long, come caps, some not. I spent quite awile trying diffrent cases, none worked. Im just glad this isint a production server! I would be fired in a second. Thanks for the idea though. I ask myself now, "Why diddint I use lilo?"
-Neo
 
Old 11-04-2003, 11:09 PM   #4
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Next thing you can do is boot from a rescue disk and
just erase the root password from the /etc/passwd
file.

Edit:
Sorry just dated myself. The password is probably
in /etc/shadow

Last edited by LogicG8; 11-04-2003 at 11:10 PM.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 11:11 PM   #5
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Now I am asking myself "Why diddint I make that disk at install?" Ok Well, Time for the re-install Thanks for your help though! (Ill make the disk this time)
-Neo
 
Old 11-05-2003, 11:05 AM   #6
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Why go to the hassle of a reinstall?

Just download something like Knoppix (http://www.knoppix.net) and boot it. Remount the drives as read/write and away you go.

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