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Re[2]: [redhat] Re: Password

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  • sodar
    Hello Chris, Friday, July 06, 2001, 4:49:31 AM, you wrote: Chris Hi, ... Chris There s no problem with that at all, that s the way to do it. Chris You said
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      Hello Chris,

      Friday, July 06, 2001, 4:49:31 AM, you wrote:

      Chris> Hi,

      >> Why reformat the system when you can change the password by issuing
      >>the "passwd" command (after booting with "linux single") . Excuse me if I am
      >>wrong , I'm a newbie to Linux , also I came upon this "bug" stuff from a
      >>Linux Magazine titled "CHIP Internet Special".
      >>Thanks for your responce,

      Chris> There's no problem with that at all, that's the way to do it.

      Chris> You said before use a password so you can't get into "linux single" mode
      Chris> without a password. What if you forget the password to get into "linux
      Chris> single" mode? You can't get your system back, you'd have to format &
      Chris> re-install.

      Not true. You can always boot from another device - floppy, cd-rom,
      windoze... mount root filesystem and then edit /etc/passwd


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