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Re: Password problems

Try rebooting and at the LILO prompt (Hold down Shift if necessary to get
the prompt), type in
linux init=/bin/sh

that should drop you straight to a root prompt, no ifs ands or buts (as
long as /bin/sh exists.) reboot again when you've fixed your password.

- Jimmy Kaplowitz

On Sat, Feb 03, 2001 at 10:02:23PM -0500, Keith & Cecile Schooley wrote:
> This is going to sound like an asinine problem, but here goes ...
> My machine seems to have forgotten my password.
> Yes, I said my machine.  Not me.  I've had it burned into my consciousness,
> through booting up about a hundred times (successfully) today.
> I finally got a problem with getting my video card recognized, but when I
> tried to log back in, I couldn't get in either by my user name or as root.
> Any suggestions on why this would happen?
> Is there any possible way to deal with this, other than to reinstall the
> whole system?
> Grace and peace,
> Keith
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