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RE: [K12OSN] Lost root password



Did you mean lilo (boot loader) instead of sudo?

Other than that, Jim was correct.  Try to get into single user mode and
reset the password.

- James

> -----Original Message-----
> From: k12osn-admin redhat com 
> [mailto:k12osn-admin redhat com] On Behalf Of Jim Wildman
> Sent: Friday, June 28, 2002 10:22 PM
> To: k12osn redhat com
> Subject: 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
> http://www.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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