User password trouble -
jd1008 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 17 17:21:20 UTC 2010
On 07/17/2010 09:23 AM, Bob Goodwin wrote:
> I used my F-12 computer to configure a new wireless router
> yesterday. I disconnected the computer from the LAN and connected
> directly to an Ethernet port on the router so there was no external
> access to the system, only me and the router!
> Upon boot this morning it would not recognize my password? Not as
> user "bobg" or root!
> I can't imagine what caused this problem. The only thing I messed
> with was the Netgear router [WNDR3300-100NAR] via it's web
> URL/interface from Firefox? Presently the new router is turned off
> and disconnected, I am using the "old" one, not that I would expect
> that to be a factor but this is strange stuff ...
> I fixed the root password in "single user" mode and can now boot it
> as root but my notes do not tell me how to restore bobg's password.
> I don't want to add a new user and have to reconfigure everything!
> Suggestions appreciated.
Same way you restored the root password.
In single user mode, type
and it will prompt you to enter the new password.
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