Linux Mandrake root password and fat fingers
Posted on 2000-03-08
I have recently installed Linux Mandrake on a drive all by itself, during the setup process, it asks me if I want to...actually it told me to setup a root account, which I did.
Once it was all done and over, I went to boot into X and I wanted to make some changes, customize abit, and setup my Kppp, etc...
Here lies the problem, when I try to login as root I am getting a password error, I am getting the impression that I may have fat-fingered the password for the root account, I have another account which is my general use account, this is the only other account setup on the system other than root. Is there a way to recover this root account, and should I even bother with trying, or just blow it all away, and start anew? If I am to fix it an explicit description of how would be helpful, as I am fairly new to linux.