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Lost Linux Login Password ................

asdddd asked
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
Hello Experts ,
        I have installed Red Hat Linux 9.0 on my PC. During installation i forgot to provide "User name" AND "Password" . Now When Linux starts , At Login screen , it is asking for Providing "User Name and Password".
        I remembered the Supervisor Password.

Can u please provide solution for the same ?
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login as root (the supervisor user).
and add a new user to your system with the adduser command.

if u hav made a bootable floppy boot using the floppy
when "boot :" promt appears type

linux single

press enter
this will boot u as single user(used for maintainence purpose)
u'll be presented with a prompt
type     passwd           press enter
u'll be asked for entering new root password and confirm it
do it
reboot (after removing floppy)
u can now use ur new root password

if u haven't made boot disk
then please tell me the bootloader u use is it GRUB or LILO
i'll tell u how 2 go about in this case (after u respond)

waiting 4 ur response

sorry please ignore my previous comment
i misunderstood the question
follow the comments of liddler and troopern


Hello Experts ,
    i will be back testing ur answers.

Hello Surdy

I m using LILO as Boot Loader


Hello Expets,

Do u have any idea about Entering LILO in case of lost of both passwords , Root as well as Login Pwd ?


Hello Experts ,
        i would like to accept answer from "liddler" B'cos he is the frist person answering my query .

i m sorry for the second question . B'cos i will put it in to the next session.

Thanking u

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