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Re: Technical Inquiry



On 2009-03-20, Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Friday 20 March 2009 09:01:17 Sudev Barar wrote:
>> 2009/3/20 Jeffrey Cao <jcao.linux@gmail.com>:
>> > Boot into single user mode, and you are the root.
>> > Then, you can change root password.
>>
>> Ah..banging my head why I did not think of this...
>
> Because it doesn't work in Etch or Lenny?  Don't know about other versions of 
> Debian.  I have certainly used distros where it did work.
>
> If you try to boot into single user mode it demands the root password.  
> Otherwise it won't let you in.
>
> Lisi
>
>

It does not demands the root password. It just request you to give root 
a new password, which is the chance you could change root password without
knowing the old one.


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