Re: HELP! password and login

From: Michael C. (
Date: 11/09/03

Date: 9 Nov 2003 17:51:03 GMT

On 7 Nov 2003 18:11:54 -0800,
jiapan <> wrote:
> i've forgotten my linux login and password.
> is there some way to skip the login process?
> What's the default login/password linux gives at installation?
You aren't usually asked to login before you set the root password.

At lilo prompt try

linux root=/dev/hdaX init=/bin/sh

Substitute the appropriate device for /dev/hdaX.

Michael C.

Registered Linux User #303915