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Re: [K12OSN] Lost root password

Do you have sudo configured (I've forgotten the obvious before)?

(sorry this is vague, but I'm not near a Linux box of the right vintage)
Reboot the box.
When the blue screen comes up, follow the directions to get into edit
mode.  Add the word "single" to the end of the kernel line.  Follow the
instructions to boot it, then reset the password.

Jim Wildman, CISSP                                      jim rossberry com

On Fri, 28 Jun 2002, Jennifer Waters wrote:

> I am running Red Hat 7.2 on my main file server.  I
> was adding and deleting users and groups 
> using the KDE Control-Panel.  I somehow eliminated the
> root passwd.  I  have been trying 
> to reinstall the root passwd by bringing the computer
> up with an installation CD and going 
> into Linux rescue.  I was not able to delete the
> passwd in the shadow file and I then lost the 
> ability to even go into linux rescue.  It now causes
> the computer to go into a mode where it 
> wants to reboot.  I can log in as myself.
> Does anyone have any suggestions on how I might fix
> this problem.  Any help would be 
> greatly appreciated.
> Thank you
> Jennifer Waters
> jjwaters teleport com
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