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Hello all, I'm a newbie to RedHat 9.0 and like it very much!
However, I have a problem:
When I go to do anything admistrative (i.e. hardware browser, up2date), of course it asks me for my root password, but when I enter it the screen simply comes right back at me and asks for the password again. It will keep coming back, until finally I hit "cancel", when it says "unknown exit code"(?)
I am sure the root password I have is correct, I even reinstalled the system to make sure. I have tried tabbing to the OK button, clicking it with a mouse.... nothing.
Has anyone had this problem or knows some way I can override the root password? Thx in advance
1) Reboot your computer.
2) When the grub bootloader appears on the screen select the entry for your linux system - it may be the only one.
3) Press the "e" key to edit the entry.
4) Select the line beggining with "kernel".
5) Press the "e" key again
6) Type " single" no quotes
7) Press enter
8) Press "b" to boot
9) When the prompt appears type "passwd" press enter
10) Enter a new password when prompted
11) Reboot by typing "shutdown -r now"
I typed "single" (no quotes) immediately after scsi, it just went to the previous screen (still highlighting the line starting with "kernel"), when I pressed "b" it booted the comp! No choice for new password
I am frustrated. Could it be because of my hard drive config? I have the Linux Swap partition first (1024 mb, I have 512 ram), the XP (NTFS) partition next, then the Linux Partition (ext3), then a FAT32 partition to share files between the OS's. Isn't it strange that I get two linux choices when I sign in the grub loader? I am going to reboot right now and note what the choices are exactly and repost.