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Old 09-08-2002, 10:16 AM   #1
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Password recovery


I installed Red Hat 7.3 on my other box and forget the root password. Do I have to reinstall Linux or there is a way to recover the password? Also How long can be username and password in Red Hat? Any restrictions on password?

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Old 09-08-2002, 10:50 AM   #2
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Reboot into single/rescue/emergency mode, just enter a root passwd. Length using md5 encryption is set in /etc/login.defs (pass_max_len), and using pam_cracklib.so in /etc/pam.d/{login,system-auth}, also look at /etc/login.access and /etc/security/access.conf for additional restrictions/limitations.

Btw answer to your 1st question is already provided on this board, use search next time please.
 
  


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