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Old 09-02-2009, 11:30 PM   #1
shariefbe
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forgot my "SU" password


Hello friends,
I created root password. But when i type "su" and then password, but my result is below one

Code:
sharief@sharief-desktop:/$ su
Password: 
su: Authentication failure
sharief@sharief-desktop:/$
Now i dont know how to retrieve the password or how to rest the password...Can anyone help me
 
Old 09-02-2009, 11:50 PM   #2
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This is a pretty common question and there are a few options. Boot into single user mode and change it, boot from a live cd, and a more complex method involving editing /etc files. You can google search for "recover linux password" and you will see many step-by-step instructions for the various options.
 
Old 09-03-2009, 03:37 AM   #3
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Hi,
I found the way to reset the root password. Its simplest way

Code:
~$ sudo passwd
Its working fine. Thanks for all
 
  


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