I have problem with root password recovery. :-(
Distro: Redhat Fedora Core 3.
As I searched through the mailing list I found couple of ways to recover the root password.
1. Using single user mode
2. Using Linux installation CD and changing the files /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow. This included removing shadowing option in /etc/passwd file and removing the password hash in /etc/shadow.
Problem: I can not login in single user mode its password protected. And I do not know the password.
I used the second option but I could not reset the root password. Second time I tried this approach the /etc/shadow file was missing.
I need help on resetting the password. Is there any way to prevent unauthorized password modification? Is password change notification to sysadmin possible?
Let me know if you need more info.
Thanks a lot... in advance...
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