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Allieblues
3rd May 2006, 01:46 PM
I hope you can help, I have lost my password for Fedora and have no idea how to recover it, and yes I am a woman.... : :confused:

petforge
3rd May 2006, 01:53 PM
are U also blonde...

grndplane
3rd May 2006, 01:53 PM
There should be two passwords. One for your user access, and the other for root access. If you don't know the root password then theres not much you can do.
Good luck (try to remember)

jtang613
3rd May 2006, 01:58 PM
Use the install disk to boot into rescue mode. Follow the instructions to 'chroot' to your mounted installation. Then issue a 'passwd' to set a new root password.

Alternatively, you could modify the grub boot line to boot into runlevel 1 and issue a 'passwd' command.

Search the forum for similar posts - I remember seeing someone resolve this exact issue not too long ago... I think he was a man though :p

m2c,
Jason

pparks1
3rd May 2006, 02:46 PM
Boot from the first of the fedora core cd's
type : linux rescue
choose to mount your file system
type : chroot /mnt/sysimage
when you get to the prompt, type passwd
enter the new root password
type exit (twice)

giulix
3rd May 2006, 03:11 PM
Four answers already ? I don't think it's fair to specify sex when asking questions.... :D

nlkrio
3rd May 2006, 03:46 PM
Four answers already ? I don't think it's fair to specify sex when asking questions.... :D

you are right!!! :cool:

Allieblues
3rd May 2006, 11:50 PM
are U also blonde...


Come on, that's an old joke....lol

Allieblues
3rd May 2006, 11:52 PM
Thank you Mike...

Allieblues
3rd May 2006, 11:53 PM
Thank you, so glad it was a man asking.

3006828
4th May 2006, 07:52 AM
so to get into any fedora system all you need is the installation disk :|:|:|:|

i thought Linux / Fedora was secure!!!!

jtang613
4th May 2006, 01:22 PM
You're confusing 'physical security' with 'network/kernel security'. No operating system is secure against someone with physical access to the hardware... Unless you encrypt the filesystem, which you *can* do with Linux.

m2c,
Jason

3006828
4th May 2006, 01:27 PM
hmmmm perhaps i em..

are there ways to password protect Logial Volume drives?