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Forget root Password

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Hi to all...

I forget the root password, could I back to it without reinstalling?
I'm using Fedora Linux

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After potentially remounting the root partition, you should be able to use the passwd command. There is no need to modify the /etc/passwd file with an editor.
HI !!!

       To recover your password just take down folloing steps...

      1. Restart your pc & on boot screen (either GRUB or LILO loader) just press 'e' you will see another screen where u just press again 'e' & after the given line which look's like
       " kernel /vmlinuz-2.... ro root=LABEL=/ "
           after one space insert '1' after '/label=' sign.
      2. Press enter & after u will again see the second page here u have to press 'b' & u will get superuser
prompt i.e.  
         sh-2.05b#

      3. Give command as
           sh-2.05b# passwd root
          linux will ask for new password ..just give it & your problem is solve...
          just reboot the computer....
      4. Select normal bootup & give modify root password...

       
hi

you can also boot with the cd and go to rescue mode.

you whole system will be mounted on mnt/sysimage (you will get a dialog box saying where it is mounted)

traverse to /etc/password.  at the root user remove * in the second field save the file and reboot. you can login without password. and then you can set the password by using passwd command.

regards,

sam
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Points to karlwilbur
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