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Re: How can I change screwed up Root Password-FC3 on Dell Laptop



On Tue, 7 Dec 2004 23:00:28 -0500
"Erik Hemdal" <ehemdal townisp com> wrote:

> 
> > Hi all
> > 
> > How can I access Fedora to   change my 
> > screwed up Root Password-FC3 
> > on a Dell Laptop [  it has a floppy but No cdrom]
> > 
> > I must have typed in the same erroneous password twice.. go figure?
> > 
> > Many thanks in advance
> > 
> > Johnny
> > 
> >
> 
> How did you arrange to install FC3 without a CD-ROM drive?
> 
> Knowing this might help.  As far as I know, you need a CD-ROM to install,
> and you need one for the rescue image (because the kernel is too big for a
> floppy.  
> 
> If I recall, you can add the option 'single' (quotes aren't included) to the
> boot options in Grub to bring the system up in single-user mode.  Then
> you're root, and can change your password.
> 
> 
> 
> Erik
> 

Hi Erik

This is good advice that worked.

Thanks for the help.

I had forgotten how to do this.

Johnny



PS..  I had Redhat 9.0  loaded on this via a network install
off my lan server.  

      I was able to load up FC 3 isolinux in a /boot/sudirectory and 
set it up in Grub.conf so I could boot the laptop to FC3 install 
and have it pull off a partition where the FC3 iso were located.

Worked well.  I just punched in the wrong password... twice.. a dummy I am

Regards  johnny








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