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Old 11-08-2003, 09:44 AM   #1
Darthcoder
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Unhappy Forgot Root Password


Hello Every1,
Am in Dire Straits,Have my shell programming exam on 11th and forgot te root password.I have Mandrake 9.1.How do i get it back?Any help will b appreciated.Thanks,
D.C
 
Old 11-08-2003, 10:18 AM   #2
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Go here...

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ghlight=single

...and follow my instructions to boot into "single user" mode. You can then reset the root password with a new one, and reboot regularly with the new password.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 01:02 PM   #3
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I cannot understand that where do i type the commands,I dont know whether i boot in grub or linux but it doesnt give me a chance to type anything,when i type 'e' nothing happens.Please tell me where and when i shud i type the commands.Thanks.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 01:50 PM   #4
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If you hit e and nothing happens you are likely using lilo. Grub is easier. I have never been able to do it with lilo.

If you hit the arrow keys it will sit there while you try things.

Wish I could be more help.

 
Old 11-08-2003, 03:33 PM   #5
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Got a rescue disk? I believe there is on a RH 9 CD ...
 
Old 11-08-2003, 04:23 PM   #6
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I think you hit ESC or something at the graphical selecter, and it will disappear and give you a prompt.
 
  


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