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Old 12-17-2002, 08:08 PM   #1
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Angry Can't login, is there another way....

I just installed Mandrake linux 9 and i believe i messed up the user info when installing (i didn't enter anything). I can not login to linux, is there a way around this? do i need to re-install?
Old 12-17-2002, 08:12 PM   #2
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When you install linux you are asked for a password for root
if you are sure you have not entered any pass, there still a way to fix it without reinstalling... i think it was something like pressin ctrl+d during boot, but still don t try this, maybe i am wrong
do a search on the forums, his topic has arleady been worked out
Old 12-17-2002, 08:15 PM   #3
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Thanks, i did enter a pass at one point, I think another screen asked for user info that i did not fill in, should have been paying more attention.

Last edited by Wheeler89; 12-17-2002 at 08:20 PM.
Old 12-17-2002, 08:38 PM   #4
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Or simply reinstall it and do it correctly this time
Old 12-17-2002, 08:40 PM   #5
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yeah, gee thanks...
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Don't know whether MDK9 still has this "feature"
... but in older versions you could just pass single
as a kernel boot option to lilo, and you'd be root
without a password prompt ... then you can just
edit /etc/passwd :} to your hearts content ;)


Last edited by Tinkster; 12-17-2002 at 09:21 PM.
Old 12-17-2002, 09:58 PM   #7
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Thanks, done..
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