[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Re: Root Password Problem



david wrote:

Hi there,


Im having a problem with FD1.


The roots password has been changed & I cant reset it?

If you can get access to the system and change to root privileges, then do so. Then set the password to what you want: `passwd` is the command.


If you cannot get access to the system and change to root privileges, you have to reboot into single user mode:

reboot the system
hold grub or lilo to not boot the default, add the parameter " S " or " 1 " to boot into runlevel 1, the single user runlevel.


Now you will get a prompt with root privileges: set the password tot what you want with `passwd`.

If you still donnot succeed, you need to boot with a rescue system, mount the root filesystem and edit the passwordfile with `vipw` (if that's not available, you can also edit /etc/passwd but that's verry picky if you make errors). In the password file, remove the password for the root account. see `man vipw` or `man password` for details.


How can I fix this problem??


Thanxs a million in advance
Dave

---
Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
Version: 6.0.701 / Virus Database: 458 - Release Date: 6/7/2004







[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]