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craig02 11-30-2005 08:31 AM

Rebooted my computer this morning and my password expired....i have Red Hat 9.0
 
password expired on my Red Hat 9.0 Asking me to contact my system administrator to change the password. How do I log in as administrator.
Im new to Red Hat need help.... do not want to reinstall to gain acess.

SpiderIRE 11-30-2005 11:06 AM

is your computer a stand alone machine?? or is it on a network with a system administrator???

if its just your home computer that you use log in as root and change the password to your regular user name!!

if its on a network go and see your network administrator and he'll sort it 4 you!

-David

craig02 11-30-2005 04:35 PM

I set the computer to run a network I have set up at home... so I am the administrator, but I can not access the system to change anything.

Gsidious 11-30-2005 06:15 PM

If you don't know the "root" password, you can reboot, and at the first boot screen, type "vmlinuz init 1" and it should boot up to runlevel 1 with you logged in as "root". Type "passwd" type in the desired password at the prompt then type "init 5" if you want to bring the host up to the normal runlevel, (assuming you had the GUI already setup).
HTH...


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