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Old 09-20-2004, 05:22 AM   #1
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forgot root passwd

hi all

I am Using RedHat 9 version . I have forgotten my root passwd... i am using GRUB bootloader....

so is there anyway to solve the problem without reinstalling the OS( I dont want to reinstall it, since i have important files saved in root...)... i am in a dilema and seeking for help....

thanks in advance....
Old 09-20-2004, 05:45 AM   #2
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at the GRUB menu, type e to edit

select the kernel line and append 1

hit ESC and type b

this will boot linux in single user mode. change the root password using the passwd command.

this question has been answered numerous times on this forum. You could have easily found the answer by searching LQ.

Last edited by ppuru; 09-20-2004 at 05:46 AM.


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