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Old 02-01-2006, 01:08 AM   #1
Reghunath
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How to retrieve( or reset) root password in Mandrake Linux, as I forgot my password?


I had installed Mandrake Linux 10.1, in a system, and left it for a long time. Now, I can't remember the root password, I need to upgrade some packages. How can I easily retrieve my root password, without reinstalling Mandrake?, Is there any option by going through Failsafe mode?.
 
Old 02-01-2006, 01:24 AM   #2
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Yeah, start in runlevel 1 or single user mode and reset the password from there... If you use lilo that means starting with something like

linux 1

With grub. I dunno
 
Old 02-09-2007, 03:48 AM   #3
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plz give me any sejassion

How to retrieve( or reset) root password in Mandrake Linux, as I forgot my password
 
Old 02-09-2007, 05:56 AM   #4
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I hope this helps..



http://linuxgazette.net/107/tomar.html



Booting into single-user mode from LILO

Follow these steps to reset the password when using LILO:

* Reboot the system. When you see the LILO: prompt (see Fig. 1 below), type in linux single and press 'Enter'. This will log you in as root in single-user mode. If your system requires you to enter your root password to log in, then try linux init=/bin/bash instead.
* Once the system finishes booting, you will be logged in as root in single-user mode. Use passwd and choose a new password for root.
* Type reboot to reboot the system and then you can login with the new password you just selected.
 
Old 05-08-2008, 05:11 AM   #5
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Please make use use of the following URL to know how to reset root password if you are using grub boot loader instead of LILO.

<http://kb.bobcares.com/kb/?View=entry&EntryID=15>
 
  


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