new install and lost my root password (I know - ID 10 T)

Martin Stone martin.stone at
Mon Apr 19 19:29:37 UTC 2004

Hey Matthew,

When the GRUB menu comes up, hit 'a' to edit the kernel append line.  Then tack 
"single" (no quotes) on the end.  You'll come up in single user mode, and you 
can change the passwd from there.

Good luck!

Matthew Benjamin wrote:
> Does anyone know how to recover from a forgotten root password on 
> Fedora? I know how to do it on linux versions with lilo, however I am 
> booitng with GRUB and when going into Command line mode there is no 
> passwd command available.
> mattB.

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