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Re: technical question



Well welcome aboard.

This might have been the harder way to do things. I assumed that you didn't know the root (administrator) password either.

Well, with luck you'll never have to do this again :)

I will mention again that fedora-devel-list is where the engineers do the grunt work on fedora, and they really can't do tech support. The users list is for these kinds of questions:

http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-list

Hope I helped. Now to bed. :)

--CJD

Sam Gordon wrote:
working with linux is harder then flying a plane for me lol....ive never used it before im a windows person and my friend is trying to successfully pull me away from it

On 10/4/07, * Casey Dahlin* <cjdahlin ncsu edu <mailto:cjdahlin ncsu edu>> wrote:

    That would be the command prompt :)

    Linux users who haven't seen a shell before. Fancy this wondrous
    modern
    age we live in. Type the following:

    passwd root

    and you can change the root password. Then type

    passwd <your friend's username here>

    and you can change his password.

    Sam Gordon wrote:
    > im probably buggin the hell out of u and im sorry....it rebooted it
    > after i wrote single in the line for the kernels but now its
    stuck at
    > sh-3.1#
    > and doesnt load anything
    >
    > On 10/4/07, *Casey Dahlin* <cjdahlin ncsu edu
    <mailto:cjdahlin ncsu edu>
    > <mailto:cjdahlin ncsu edu <mailto:cjdahlin ncsu edu>>> wrote:
    >
    >     Modify kernel arguments. You want to add 'single' to the end
    of the
    >     arguments list.
    >
    >     Sam Gordon wrote:
    >     > hey wow that was fast cool...ok im in some screen and its
    says GNU
    >     > GRUB vr. 0.97
    >     > Fedora Core( 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5)
    >     > i guess its like a boot window...i cant like edit commands
    before
    >     > booting, modify kernel arguments before booting, or go to
    >     command line...
    >     > is this where i type what u said or the main login window
    after the
    >     > system starts up?
    >     > cuz i tried /etc/passwd and that didnt work at all...and u
    attached
    >     > something do i input that sumwhere?
    >     >
    >     > On 10/4/07, *Casey Dahlin* < cjdahlin ncsu edu
    <mailto:cjdahlin ncsu edu>
    >     <mailto: cjdahlin ncsu edu <mailto:cjdahlin ncsu edu>>
    >     > <mailto:cjdahlin ncsu edu <mailto:cjdahlin ncsu edu>
    <mailto:cjdahlin ncsu edu <mailto:cjdahlin ncsu edu>>>> wrote:
    >     >
    >     >     Sam Gordon wrote:
    >     >     > hi i got a question..my friend installed fedora on my pc
    >     and put in
    >     >     > the username password and now he doesnt remember it
    lol..and i
    >     >     have no
    >     >     > idea what it is because he installed it...is there a
    way to
    >     >     override
    >     >     > the login or somehow bypass it and change the
    information?
    >     plz just
    >     >     > tell me what my options r in the matter
    >     >
    >     >     This list is for development discussion. For help and
    >     support you
    >     >     should
    >     >     try fedoraforum.org <http://fedoraforum.org>
    <http://fedoraforum.org>
    >     <http://fedoraforum.org> or #fedora on
    >     >     irc.freenode.net <http://irc.freenode.net>
    <http://irc.freenode.net>
    >     <http://irc.freenode.net> . That being said,
    >     >     from the grub screen, edit your default boot settings and
    >     add the word
    >     >     'single' (without quotes) to the end of the line
    mentioning
    >     >     'vmlinuz' .
    >     >     When you boot, you will get a text-only shell with root
    >     privileges.
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