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jesternorth 09-01-2003 08:56 PM

forgot my password in mandrake9.1
using Mandrake9.1 i came upon a problem:
i forgot my password (non-root account). Becouse of unavalibility of root account in KDE i can't reset password with graphic means, so, i guess, i have to reboot in bash(like) and reset by command-line.

tell the shortest way, please, i'm lack of time.
1/ how to load 2 termial avoiding KDE?
2/ command 4 resetting password 4 user

quatsch 09-01-2003 09:16 PM

you can boot normally. At the login, press ctrl+alt+f2. You'll get to a text console. Login as root. you can change the passwords for each user by
passwd username
it will ask you for a new password.

fancypiper 09-01-2003 09:20 PM

Boot linux rescue or linux single (possibly in your lilo boot menu?)

The Mandrake Linux Rescue System

Change the password with the command:

passwd <username>

# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website
Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
urpmi mini-HOWTO
Easy software management: Red Carpet
Maximum RPM
You didn't install the developmental packages? As root, command:
urpmi gcc
An Introduction to the Midnight Commander. You can install it by commanding:
urpmi mc
Midnight Commander home page

jesternorth 09-01-2003 09:47 PM

thanks 4 the help, i'll try this (my co-worker tells you "thanks" - it's his problem afterall ;)

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