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Old 06-27-2003, 11:21 AM   #1
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k kids heres a challenge (GRRRRRRRRRR)

ok i am using redhat 9.0. my friend was messing around with it and now i can't get back in to my computer (in linux, I have a dual boot and i'm in windows right now . .. icky) When i rebooted it came to the username and password screen like normal but when i typed my usual password and username is says my account has expiered. (and of corse my friend who installed it and was helping me has left the state lol) this has happened once before and ben (friend out of state) pressed down a whole bunch of keys to get me to terminal to type root and change my password. how the heck to i get back in to my computer????

i beg you help me pls

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Old 06-27-2003, 11:24 AM   #2
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that's no challenge... just load to single mode from your lilo (esc, run "linux single" or "linux init 1") or grub (press e and add "single" or "init 1" to the end of the line), and then change your password.
Old 06-27-2003, 11:32 AM   #3
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k, none of what you just typed makes any sense to me. I am an extreme n00b
Old 06-27-2003, 11:54 AM   #4
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Grub is the screen you get when you first boot up that lets you choose between going into Windows or Linux. When you get to that screen, type the 'e' and then the 'linux single' from there. Check out this page for more details...

Old 06-27-2003, 04:21 PM   #5
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hit ctrl+alt+f1 when it prompts you to sign in to gnome or kde. that'll get you a terminal.


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