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Old 05-31-2005, 11:04 PM   #1
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if the root password is forgotten.....


i had my brother put suse 9.2 on his computer, and he has forgotten his root password. any suggestions?
 
Old 05-31-2005, 11:12 PM   #2
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boot a live cd and use it to erase the password from the /etc/shadow file...

also, AFAIK, if you have your lilo/grub set to allow parameters you can give it the "single" parameter and that will get you into single-user mode... you should then be able to set a new password from there...

http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Single-user_mode


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