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    Unhappy Root password recovery in Linux

    Hi , I have a big problem now!
    I have forgotten my root password on Linux(FC3) and I cannot install any more packages
    Can anyone help me to recover my password???
    This will be over soon, and then I can ...

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    Hi,

    I went to Google and got this as the first result.

    HTH.
    My crime is that of curiosity. My crime is that of judging people by what they say and think, not what they look like. My crime is that of outsmarting you, something that you will never forgive.

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    If you need to reset root this is the easiest way:

    ->Reboot.
    ->At grub prompt edit the pameters to include at the end "linux 1" (no quotes here or henceforth)
    ->after it boots up, change password with the command "passwd"

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    Hi , thank you for your attention,
    But I have a question, does reseting root delete all data in the root folder?
    I am waiting for your reply before I reset it.
    Thanks
    This will be over soon, and then I can ...

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    You are not resetting root, just the password. The files should be safe.
    My crime is that of curiosity. My crime is that of judging people by what they say and think, not what they look like. My crime is that of outsmarting you, something that you will never forgive.

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    Hi there ,
    Thank you, it worked perfectly!!!!
    This will be over soon, and then I can ...

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