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Old 05-26-2005, 10:03 PM   #1
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Angry Logging in problems


I seem to have a problem. I forgot my password and made no user. how can i log in now?
 
Old 05-26-2005, 10:08 PM   #2
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I.e. you forgot your root password...?

If this is the case, you'll need to log in using a boot disk, and exiting to a shell when prompted. This will give you root access, and you can then add a new user, etc.

Cheers,

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Old 05-26-2005, 10:18 PM   #3
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were can i get a boot disc? i dont have a floppy drive lol

can u send me files and ill file share them over to my other computer than put on a cd or something?
 
Old 05-26-2005, 10:23 PM   #4
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You can most likely use the first installation disk of whichever distro it is that you've just installed.

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Old 05-26-2005, 10:25 PM   #5
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kk i will give that a whiz right now BTW im using mandrake 10.1
 
Old 05-26-2005, 10:40 PM   #6
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ok that didnt work. it skipped the root password and adding a user steps.
 
Old 05-26-2005, 11:30 PM   #7
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You'll have to select "rescue system", "root console" or somesuch.

Cheers,

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Old 05-26-2005, 11:37 PM   #8
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how? i recon this is BS im going back to windows

give me a good reason to stay with this operating system.

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