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Old 11-14-2012, 10:41 PM   #1
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Root password no longer recognized

I am running RHEL 6.2 on my laptop using VMware player. It is being used at home to practice for RHCSA prep class that I am currently taking. I was adding users to the system as practice on the command line. Tried using gui to view users currently added. I was prompted to type in my root password and when I did it would not accept it. My login password and root password were setup the same. I have no problem loging into the system, just getting administrative permission. Does anyone have a suggestion to get in and add my root password back
Old 11-15-2012, 12:39 AM   #2
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I have never faced what you're facing, however i landed on this have a look at it and see if it solves your problem.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:52 AM   #3
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That is going to do it. Thank you for the help.


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