[Novalug] Root password problem
bdalzell at qis.net
Sat Dec 26 14:27:54 EST 2009
On Sat, 26 Dec 2009, Charles M Howe wrote:
> I'm wondering if I should be in a state of panic. I did su just to make
> sure that I know my root password. I don't. I have six possible root
> passwords and not one of them is right. What will I be able to do?
boot from a live cd of the OS. this leaves you in administrator mode. then
you can reset your user password.
unless you compute in an environment in which random people who should not
have access to your system have physical access to the environment -
write your pass word down somewhere where you will not loose it.
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