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Old 06-11-2007, 10:23 AM   #1
bcleary
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Changing RHEL su passwords...


I need to change my RHEL4 su password. I know that to change it, you must perform a few modifications during startup, but I am unsure of what needs to be done here. Can anyone advise me on the steps to perform for changing RHEL su password? Thank you in advance.
 
Old 06-11-2007, 10:40 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ. If you mean roots password, then all you need to do is switch to root using "su" or "su -" and run the command "passwd".
 
Old 06-11-2007, 12:54 PM   #3
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Hi Redazz,

Thanks for the warm welcome. But that won't work because we don't know the exisiting password (the admins changed everyone in our organization's existing root pw). I know there is a way to get into the system when booting to make the necessary changes, but I forgot
these steps.
 
Old 06-12-2007, 11:30 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bcleary
Hi Redazz,

Thanks for the warm welcome. But that won't work because we don't know the exisiting password (the admins changed everyone in our organization's existing root pw). I know there is a way to get into the system when booting to make the necessary changes, but I forgot
these steps.
Its helps if you provide all details of your problem in your initial post. What you want to do is reset roots password and this article may help you out.
 
  


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