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Old 09-16-2009, 10:43 AM   #1
kalyantalukdar
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Arrow Root password locked by # passwd -l root command


In server(Xeon Processor with RHEL 4.4 server version) the root passwd was accidentally locked by #passwd -l root command and logout.How to recover the passwd as there is no other login to enter for data backup or modification of /etc/inittab file for single user boot. Please provide some assistance or advice, at your earliest convenience. I'm in a jam here

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Old 09-16-2009, 11:02 AM   #2
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Hello,

If you search the LinuxQuestions forums for 'reset root password' then you'll get several hundreds of hits. I think this one applies to you:
Here on LinuxQuestions.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 09-16-2009, 12:14 PM   #3
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Hey, I'm not blind. Please reduce your font size.
 
Old 09-16-2009, 12:16 PM   #4
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i think i am blind
 
Old 09-16-2009, 12:23 PM   #5
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i think i am blind
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