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Old 03-06-2005, 12:47 PM   #1
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recovering root password

I have a red hat 9 installed in my system. I forget my root password. Is there any way to recover my root password or log in to my system. The only account in my system is the root account.
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This is for debian, but I think it'll be helpful.
Old 03-07-2005, 07:58 AM   #3
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all u need is to reboot into single user mode then type passwd and your in..........

Old 04-02-2005, 08:47 AM   #4
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For your problem i can give you specific steps for this problem

When the PC starts just press "e" then move down to the second option press space and type init 1 and press enter press "b" and your pc will boot

as soon as your pc boots

write vi /etc/passwd and the remove the "x" in the root line it will look somewhat like this

root:x: <- just remove this "x" reboot your pc with init 6 and now start your pc and login it with user root and just you are done without password

so i think this will help you out

just reply me if it works


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