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Old 09-27-2004, 04:13 PM   #1
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Never mind.

Never mind.
But this does brings up a question. Can you change your root password if you have physical access to your computer?
Or is reinstalling the only option?

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Old 09-27-2004, 04:29 PM   #2
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this may help:
How to change root user password, if forgotten?
01) Read me:

01b) Only applies in True Console mode
02) Follow the instructions "How to gain root user access without login?"
03) To change root user password:
03a) sh-2.05b# passwd root
04) Done!
Old 09-27-2004, 05:23 PM   #3
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try the instructions here
Old 09-28-2004, 03:50 AM   #4
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Wow can't believe it's that easy.
Old 09-28-2004, 01:47 PM   #5
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anything is possible when you have physical access to a machine.


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