User password trouble -

JD jd1008 at
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.
>      Bob
>      --
Same way you restored the root password.
In single user mode, type
passwd bobg

and it will prompt you to enter the new password.

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