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Thread: Somehow Root's password is not the same as before?

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    Somehow Root's password is not the same as before?

    I was using SU last night and all was fine. I closed it out and then remembered I needed to do one more thing. For some reason the root password is not the same. Is there a way to reset that without having to reload Redhat?

    BTW Running RH7.2

    Thanks
    Ras

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    Re: Somehow Root's password is not the same as bef

    strange ....
    you could boot from a bootdisk or a rescue cd and then mount your linux partition under it, now you can do passwd and recreate a password in your rescue system, then open /etc/shadow from it and copy the entry from root into your redhat system, now you should be able to log in with this password ....

    <.. i have never tried that so i am not sure if this really works ..>


    hth,

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    Re: Somehow Root's password is not the same as bef

    It's your capslock key.

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    Re: Somehow Root's password is not the same as bef


    It's your capslock key.
    DOH! .. simple problems simple answers .. ;D

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    Re: Somehow Root's password is not the same as bef

    Well for some reason it was not the caps lock DOH I did check that several time (More than 30).

    Anyway I reloaded. It gave me a chance to undo some of the programs I did : ) All is good.

    Thanks
    Ras

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    Re: Somehow Root's password is not the same as bef

    too late now but i have a pet on rescueing boxes

    http://www.linuxjunior.org/cgi-bin/p...play&id=13

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