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ruemag 08-27-2008 04:11 AM

forgot root password
 
help

i forgot my root password, i'm running red hat linux 7.2 kernel 2.4.7-10. I tried booting in single user mode but each time i type "linux single", "linux S" or "linux init 1" i get the error "image not found".

What can i do?

arizonagroovejet 08-27-2008 04:25 AM

Ouch. When you boot loader comes up are you typing in a brand new entry to boot? If so try selecting an existing entry, choosing the edit option and then add the word single to the end of the boot options and then boot from that.


I'm going to assume you know that RedHat 7.2 is very very very old and long past it's end of life and as such should not be used for any application where it is exposed to the Internet or, well anything at all where you have the option of easily replacing it with something current.


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