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Old 11-14-2007, 08:10 AM   #1
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Root Password


I have read all the posts on how to reset the root password via a new live boot cd but when I set the bios to boot from CD I always get 1962: File System Not found.

I know the Knoppix Live Boot CD is good that I am using. Is there something I am missing?
 
Old 11-14-2007, 08:22 AM   #2
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Will the machine boot from any CD?--eg a Windows install disk, Linux install disk, etc.

The error you quote does not seem to be something you would get when attempting to boot---the bios just goes looking for boot code in specific locations--if none is found, it goes to the next device on the list.
 
Old 11-14-2007, 08:29 AM   #3
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live boot cd

Its as if the live CD I have is not executable. Do you know a good place to download a live boot software?
 
Old 11-14-2007, 08:39 AM   #4
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Its as if the live CD I have is not executable. Do you know a good place to download a live boot software?
Hmmmmmm--first you said that you knew the Knoppix CD was good.

Most mainstream Linux distros now come on LiveCD. You could also get something like the Ultimate Boot CD, or any of a zillion others.
Google: "boot cd" or "linux boot cd"
 
Old 11-14-2007, 02:49 PM   #5
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did you burn the cd as an image?
 
Old 11-15-2007, 02:17 AM   #6
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here is another way of changing root pasword

it thats wat u wanted tio do

Reboot machine fro Grub
select Kernel or the insatlled distribution
click "e" to edit
select the line with kernel ----------------
type single then enter
on the # prompt. type passwd root
# newpassword
# reboot
 
  


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