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Re: root password

On Fri, 2013-04-12 at 00:20 -0300, Guido Martínez wrote:
> You can, by booting from some other media and changing the /etc/shadow
> file. Or running a chroot, but I would suggest you take a look at your
> keymap configuration.
> If your password has non alphanumeric characters then it's likely that
> what you inputted during the install is not what you really meant.
> Or if you have access to sudo, you can run "sudo passwd". That will
> change the root password.
> Hope that helps.
> Guido
> On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 7:14 AM, Robert B McKittrick
> <mckitt1943@gmail.com> wrote:
> > my system 6.0.7 does notm recognize the root password I gave it when
> > installing. is there any way to reset root without reinstalling?

Even alphanumeric characters could be an issue, e.g. QWERTZ vs QWERTY,
however, the password z+z easily could become y´y. The display managers
likely use a wrong keymap, that will be corrected by the desktop
environment once a session is started. To get the correct keymap already
for the display manager's login dialog, setting up the keyboard by
xorg.conf will do the job.

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