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FORGOT PASSWORD ON CALDERA 2.3.1

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Hello,
I forgot my password on my Caldera box. How would I be able to get in? How can I reset the password?

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Did you forget the password for the root user or a regular user ?
If it's a regular user you can use "passwd $user" to change the users password with your root account.
If it's your root account I recommend using a rescue disc or boot from installation Cd and enter console and mount your system and chroot to the environment. and then use passwd to change the root users password.

I don't know how Calderas Installation CD works but this should not be a problem to do.
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Ah yes, troopern is quite correct. Look at http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Linux/Q_20782035.html for some more tips.

-- Glenn
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For root password only:
Easiest way of doing things is when you are booting, add the init=/bin/bash to your lilo/grub configuration.
This will bypass all init levels and give you a bash prompt immediately. Then you can execute passwd to change your root password.

Obviously, to be able to do this you need access to the system physically.

If you are a regular user, just contact your system administrator.
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Troopern is first with a correct answer... My link is basically the same, although with more detail. m1fcj is also correct (and different, in the true lunix/unix spirit:-), albeit a bit late.
I'd say give it to troopern.

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lunix -> linux

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