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Re: [K12OSN] Lost root password

If you are using LILO as your bootloader, enter the text mode when lilo
starts (hit Ctrl+x).  You should see the prompt "boot:".

Enter "linux single" (without quotations)

When the boot process is completed and you are at the shell prompt enter:

"passwd root"

The system will ask you for the new root password, and once that is entered,
it will ask you to confirm it again.

Once the password update is completed enter "reboot" at the shell prompt and
you should be good to go...


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jennifer Waters" <watersjenusa2002 yahoo com>
To: <K12OSN redhat com>
Sent: Friday, June 28, 2002 10:47 AM
Subject: [K12OSN] Lost root password

> 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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