On Friday 20 March 2009 11:57:29 Lisi Reisz wrote: >On Friday 20 March 2009 13:50:27 Jeffrey Cao wrote: >> 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. > >We must have different installations. I have used Etch and then Lenny for >some time and I cannot boot into single user without giving it the correct >(already existing) root password. It depends on your set-up. When root has a valid password and is not disabled, you get a password prompt. If the root account is disabled or has no password, you get a shell prompt. If the root password is expired, you are asked to change it, possibly without being prompted for the old one. -- Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =. firstname.lastname@example.org ((_/)o o(\_)) ICQ: 514984 YM/AIM: DaTwinkDaddy `-'(. .)`-' http://iguanasuicide.net/ \_/
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