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Old 20th April 2012, 09:12 AM
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Forgotten the ROOT password

Hi all,

1.Forgotten the ROOT password

version given below
fedora core 2.6.18-1.2 798
GNU GRUB version 0.99

According to googled after boot the os .press 'e' to edit kernel and reset the password.

i had the screen with one option with 'p' which is used to give the password for ROOT user.

Thank you for all,

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Jayaprakash.
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Old 20th April 2012, 10:58 AM
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Re: Forgotten the ROOT password

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to..._Recovery_Mode

Is this the instruction you followed? "Entering Recovery Mode" should work
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Old 21st April 2012, 04:00 PM
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Re: Forgotten the ROOT password

what about
Code:
$ sudo su 
# passwd root
as a normal user
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Old 22nd April 2012, 07:50 PM
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Re: Forgotten the ROOT password

If you have a recovery mode, use it. If not, put in your install disk and choose troubleshoot. In either case, you will eventually get to a prompt, then mount your system by

chroot /mnt/sysimage

you are now root, and passwrd root should allow you to reset. Write it down and keep two copies in safe places!
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Old 22nd April 2012, 10:40 PM
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Re: Forgotten the ROOT password

Well, I think we're preachin' to the choir here. From Post #1, he seems to have solved it.
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