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Re: Technical Inquiry

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.
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