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Re: password



On Monday 05 February 2007 17:37, jdow wrote:
> From: <linuxmaillists charter net>
>
> > On Thursday 19 February 1998 06:49, Robert Stevens 
wrote:
> >> I purchased a computer on ebay with Fedora core.  The
> >> Fedora  core boots up, but asks for a user name and
> >> password and I can't go any further.  The seller is
> >> not helpful.  Is there any way I can get past the user
> >> name and password.  This is a gateway computer.  The
> >> computer is useless to me as it is. Bob
> >
> > Maybe the seller is the true owner and expects you to
> > install your own OS.
> >
> > Do like the others said and install a new OS.
>
> Maybe the machine is stolen and the true owner's identity
> could be determined from the machine. It sounds fishy
> that the previous "owner" could not help with the
> password.
>
> {^_^}

That is true or the owner really did sell the box and does 
not want the information accessed.  The seller should have 
wiped the harddrive.


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