On 01/05/2010 05:15 AM, Andy Blanchard wrote: > Adding to what Marko wrote, since it sounds from the original post > like the system may be configured to ask for a password in single user > mode. If that's the case you'll need to boot from the Fedora install > disc and choose the rescue mode, or if not available use any Linux > rescue/recovery disk and mount the root partition manually. > > Once that's done, *carefully* edit the file "/etc/shadow" on the > system's boot disk and delete the long string of gibberish between > "root:" and the next ":", the next time you boot in single user mode > it will drop you directly to the root prompt without a login and you > can then use "password" to enter a new password. > > If it comes to this and you have the HDD's "/etc" actually mounted on > "/etc", then if at all possible use the command "vipw -s" to edit the > file as this will set the necessary locks to prevent any file > corruption etc. > > A better why is to "chroot /mnt/sysimage" and use passwd to change roots password. Then enter exit twice to safely reboot the system. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Reset_Forgotten_Root_Password Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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