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Old 07-09-2004, 06:14 PM   #1
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Lost Login name/password

Hello...I was tweaking my Video settings and it told me to re-boot to change the settings. During re-boot, my screen went like this...

Mandrake Linux Release 10.0 (Official) for i586
Kernel 2.6.3-7mdk on an i686 / tty1
CPE0020ed71f0cd-CM00a739b708e login:

None of my login names or passwords work and I can't get back in. I'm using "Mandrake 10 Official"

Anyone have any ideas on how to get back in?? Thanks in advance.
Old 07-10-2004, 01:26 PM   #2
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Re:Lost Login name/password


I would try to boot in rescue mode or with a cd (knoppix, mandrake/rescue mode).
Try to mount the partition ...
If it work, the file system is'nt corrupted (good)
Change the / (chroot) to the normally /
Change the password and try a normal reboot.

Good luck !



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