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Old 24th May 2010, 09:30 PM
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Oh No Forgot User Password

I installed Fedora 13, and I forgot my user password. I remember the root password, but it fails on the graphical login. What is the easiest way to open that account without reinstalling? Thanks
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Old 24th May 2010, 09:59 PM
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Re: Oh No Forgot User Password

Hello,

You can reset the user's password. When at the GUI login screen press ctl + alt + F2 . From there you can login as root with the root password. You will then need to set a new password for the user by typing:
Code:
passwd usersname
You will be prompted to enter the new password 2 times. Then simply log out and reboot or ctl + alt + F1 or F7 to get you back to the GUI login.

Hope this Helps,

Ky

Last edited by kyryder; 24th May 2010 at 10:04 PM.
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Old 25th May 2010, 12:08 AM
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Re: Oh No Forgot User Password

Thanks that did it, although I needed ctrl alt f6 plus function key on my macbook. Thank you
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