Changing Forgotten Root Password

Kevin Fenzi kevin at scrye.com
Fri Jul 30 20:48:47 UTC 2010


On Fri, 30 Jul 2010 16:18:27 -0400
binarynut at comcast.net 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

This is a bad idea. That sets the password to nothing at all. You would
have a window there where anyone could login. ;( 

Instead see: 

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Reset_Forgotten_Root_Password

kevin
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