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Hello, I am running Fedora Core 6, and I have forgotten the root password!
I no NOTHING about linux, so please anyone who answers give me "step by step" instructions!
Thank you so much
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Hi, that is a very common mistake among new linux users... In fact, I did that myself when I first installed SuSE 6.4...
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to regain access to your root password:

Put the #1 Fedora CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
Restart the computer.
At the installation boot prompt(the "boot:"), type "linux rescue" and press enter.
Once you have the console prompt( that is, [xxx@xxx ~]$  ) type "passwd root" and press enter.
Hopefully, you can enter a new password here, and press enter.
Once done, you remove the CD-ROM, reboot, and log in as root with your new password...

~cheesygit182
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Cheesy, you got me on the right track, just a few changes.

1.  Put the #1 Fedora CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
2.  Restart the computer.
3.  Press "F5"
4.  At the installation boot prompt(the "boot:"), type "linux rescue" and press enter.
5.  do a "chroot /mnt/sysimage" at the command prompt
6.  Once you have the console prompt( that is, [xxx@xxx ~]$  ) type "passwd root" and press enter.
7.  Once done, you remove the CD-ROM, reboot, and log in as root with your new password...
That's it!

Thanks for your help!
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glad i could help.
thanks for reiterating my instructions; i've never used fedora core myself, but I'm sure they will be helpful to somebody else in your situation.

~cheesygit182
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