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Old 04-06-2004, 08:32 PM   #1
Yendor44
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Cool Nothing yet, just wanted to say hello!


I'm new to Linux. I mean totally new, yet just wanted to say "Hello" to all!
 
Old 04-06-2004, 09:34 PM   #2
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Hello back at you.

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Steve Stites
 
Old 04-09-2004, 10:59 PM   #3
Yendor44
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Hello Steve.

Thank you for the welcome, and I have been exposed to my first glitch.
I lost/forgot my "root password" and can only login as "user".
How in the hek do I fix this? Please help!
I have read a few of the old threads on the subject, and am a bit lost for I am totaly new to Linux. This is my first install.
P.S. Be gentle.

Thank you!

Rodney
 
Old 04-10-2004, 11:04 AM   #4
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"I lost/forgot my "root password" and can only login as "user".
How in the hek do I fix this?"

The Linux developers have gone to a lot of work to make sure that Linux is secure. Breaking the root password is very difficult and if a new way to do it is discovered then the developers immediately fix it. The easiest way to get your root password back is to reinstall.


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Old 04-10-2004, 12:24 PM   #5
Yendor44
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Unhappy Reinstall Failed!

I attemted a reinstall and it failed! This is what the screen had on it:

"running/sbin/loader
Running anaconda-may take some time to load...
install exited abnormally -- recieved signal 7
sending termination signals...done
disabling swap...
unmounting filesytems...
/mnt/runtime
/mnt/source unmount failed (16)
/dev/pts
/proc

you may safely reboot your system
_"

I hope this is not over kill, yet I wanted someone to see what the treminal read at the end exactly for it to be helpful is my hope.

The system will boot up with a floppy. However it doesn't boot normally and there is no "LILO" or "GRUB" that I can tell? This is all so different from "windows", and I am determined to learn Linux because I wish for the "freedom" it offers.

Also when I do a normal boot at the bottem of the screen is a lonely "L_"
just like this and I cannot type anything?

Thanking you in advance for any and all help!

~Rodney~

Last edited by Yendor44; 04-10-2004 at 12:38 PM.
 
  


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