Changing Forgotten Root Password

Craig White craigwhite at
Fri Jul 30 20:22:05 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-07-30 at 16:18 -0400, binarynut at wrote:
> Fedora 11, 12
> Changing Forgotten Root Password.
> Starting computer and going into Single User Mode and deleting the "x" 
> in /etc/passwd and restarting computer and login as "root" and add new 
> root password, does that still hold true for FC10, 11, 12
> /etc/passwd
> root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash
don't manually edit /etc/passwd, /etc/group, /etc/shadow at all

simply start in 'Single User Mode' and type 'passwd' - it will ask for a
new password for root user


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