Re: forgotten userid/passwd...
From: hugh jass (hugh_jass_at_obvious.moonman.com)
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2003 09:53:51 -0400
Thanks for this help Davorin,
Unfortunately, I don't get a chance to type in anything at command line when
I am using Grub and it goes straight to the Kudzu utility and then the login
interface, without a prompt or option to login to X, as described at the
RedHat website docs.
-- ______________________ please remove the obvious from my email... "Davorin Vlahovic" <A-Burn@fly.srk.fer.hr> wrote in message news:slrnbnt197.2m5.A-Burn@afrodita.home.lan... : In article <TZlfb.firstname.lastname@example.org>, hugh jass wrote: : > It's been over a year since I went into my RedHat 7.3 partition. I've : > forgotten the login details. Is there a way for me to still get into Linux? : > I am running winXP on the other partition. : > thanks, hj : : At boot, enter "Linux 1" : : : when it boots, enter: : : mount -o remount,rw / : : edit /etc/shadow for the username you wish to change, ie: : : aburn:$1$.DM0fVuF$pU3aq5aP.VjT1n/yjm0F80:12287:0::::: : : to : : aburn::12287:0::::: : : Save, and do this : : sync : mount -o remount, ro / : reboot : : : Now, you don't have the password set...just login (enter a username), : and press enter on password prompt (if there is any)...change the pass : with passwd utility. : : -- : A gleekzorp without a tornpee is like a quop without a fertsneet (sort : of).