Recover Root Password on FC 11 and Missing GRUB Screen
vvmarko at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 10:32:05 UTC 2010
On Tuesday 05 January 2010 08:15:12 Hosea Phiri wrote:
> I have a client who lost root password for his machine running FC 11. I
> made an attempt to recover password by booting in single mode. I am
> familiar with editing the GRUB boot menu and appending "linux single" to
> make the server boot in sigle mode.
> My surprise, the machines boots differently. I noticed one major thing that
> looked different from other versions of Fedora I have used before. It does
> not bring up the Grub menu. It does not even show the services startup. It
> goes straight into login prompt bypassing all other stages which I guess
> run from background.
As far as I see from your description, this is proper behavior. In single user
mode the services do not start and you are dropped into a root shell
immediately. Nothing wrong with that. And AFAIK, this has been like that for
some time now.
Just do a "passwd" to set up the new root password, and reboot the machine in
regular multiuser mode.
Or are there some problems with this?
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