[TriLUG] no root PW
Wed, 17 Apr 2002 23:11:25 -0400
I've done it but I had a way to assume super-user so I just edited
/etc/shadow I think (I copied my personal password over the root
password, logged in as root and rest the password).
Greg Brown wrote:
> Help. I have just inherited a Red Hat 7.1 system and nobody knows the root
> password. I'd like to just scrape the system clean and start over but I
> can't do that for a variety of reasons.
> Is it possible to reset the root password without damaging the file system?
> I have a working user account on this system, if that helps.
> Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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