[lug] password help

Calvin Dodge caldodge at fpcc.net
Sun Dec 31 23:30:08 MST 2000

Howard Smith wrote:
> I don't want to sound like a complete idiot, but since I am one I won't
> fight it.
> I just installed RH 6.0 for the first time, pretty easy all things
> considered.
> The problem is that I can't remember the passwords I used, do I have to
> install all over again or is there a way around it ?????

Did you install lilo?  That is, do you get the "lilo:" prompt after the BIOS
screens go by?

Then try entering "linux 1" at the lilo prompt - that should boot Linux into
single user mode (with you as root), where you can change any passwords to more
memorable ones.


Calvin Dodge
Certified Linux Bigot (tm)

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