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Old 11-10-2006, 05:09 PM   #1
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Fedora Host Login and Password

During new Fedora FC 6 install I entered a user name and password, but boot up is asking for name and password and the name I originally entered is not working.

Have had a suggestion to reset the root password. Anyone have a script I can use for that purpose?

Old 11-10-2006, 05:25 PM   #2
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reboot and pass "init=/bin/sh" as arg to your kernel. You will gain root access without password prompt. Then remount / as read write and you can change your password using "passwd".

Old 11-11-2006, 04:13 PM   #3
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Oliv' (I hope this gets me to Oliv'?)

Thank you for your help to regain root access.

Problem is I don't know where to input that info(I'm still a newbie; Fedora is my first experience with Linux). The boot process ends with the login/password request and I entered init=/bin/sh but the original problem still persists. Fedora is still looking for the login/password request.

Perhaps I'm supposed to stop the boot sequence somewhere along the line?

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During the installation you were probably asked for root password, and later, user name and password for your normal user. Try to log in as both (root+password, user+password). If it doesn't work, check with passwords switched.

Also, most recent distros do not allow you to log in as root by default. I don't know if Fedora is one of them, but try with normal user account.

Also, try Ctrl+Alt+F1. You should get a text mode login screen. Check the combinations also there.


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