SUSE / Novell :: Forgot Root Username And Password

Jan 21, 2010

I am a layman to suse Linux. I have installed suse linux 10.2, I forgot the root user name n password. I went through some of the existing threads regarding this issue but in no avail.I dono wat boot-loader I'm using there is no sign of any boot-loader (either grub nor llo).I tried ma hand in fail-safe mode also, it is also asking for login id. Is there any way to reset the same. As I have some imp file inside.

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SUSE / Novell :: Recovery Of Root Password ?

Jan 21, 2010

When accessing terminal; it keeps asking me for my root do I find it? I don't remember it; all the passwords that I thought were the right ones did not work. When I typed password after root password, nothing showed as I typed.

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SUSE / Novell :: FSCK Failed Error After Resetting Root Password

Jun 9, 2009

We have a server for which the root password had been lost, and there were no other user accounts set up. Yesterday evening I attempted to reset the root password by booting from the install CD and using VI to clear the root password in the passwd and shadow files. I then rebooted, and the system has halted with an 'FSCK failed. Please repair manually and reboot' error, with a prompt to 'Enter root password' below. But of course the root password isn't known (I had expected it to blank after editing the passwd and shadow files, but it doesn't work), so I have no way of logging on.

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Ubuntu :: Forgot My Username And Password - What To Do

Mar 11, 2010

I forgot my usrename and password to get in what can I do?

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Debian :: Forgot Username And Password?

Aug 30, 2010

Im trying to get into my system for first time in 2 years, i've forgotten all of my login info.. is there a back door..BTW ive never gone behind the scenes with this o/s before

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General :: Forgot Username And Password On Arch?

Feb 12, 2011

Its been since October since I accessed my Arch OS, due to a career and phical move. Since that time I forgot my username and password (including root).My question is, is there a way to get around it without starting from scratch? Oh yeah, mbackup live CD is 700 miles away! lol I can only guess what the answer is going to be.

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General :: Forgot Root Password And How To Change The Password

Jul 2, 2010

i forgot root password and how to change the password

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General :: How To Get Root Password / When Forgot It?

Jun 16, 2010

How can I get root passwd when I forgot it?

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Fedora :: Forgot Root Password - How To Change In F10

Sep 17, 2009

Forgot root password on fedora 10. Reboot into runlevel one and changed passwd and it said all tolkens updated. Typed exit and it didn't reboot and at login screen I logged in as other "root" and it didn't work with new password. So I redid the runlevel 1 and password change and typed init 6. It didn't work after that also. How to change fedora 10 root password if the old password is forgot?

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Fedora Security :: Forgot Root Password?

Sep 21, 2009

what does one do when he forgets the root password ? i still have a terminal logged in as root how can i change the password in terminall

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OpenSUSE Install :: Forgot Root Password - How To Get It

Apr 13, 2010

My root has chosen its own password for me as the chosen by me doesn't work.

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General :: Yet Another Need To Access Forgot Root Password

Aug 13, 2010

I have tried: booting into single user mode (using '1' and 'single' in my bootloader edits) and it still ends up kicking me to the 'myBox login:' prompt booting from a live-CD with no luck - seems my CD drive is hosed, or the system just won't boot the CD

This is a system I set up, literally, years ago, with no need to touch it. It was originally set up as a file server, running SAMBA. I am wanting to add CUPS to it, and possibly a web server if it will handle the load. Currently, it is running Debian 4.0 without a GUI.

My next step, if I can't get into the root account, is to install a new OS (and try to salvage the file shares that exist). I just would rather keep the install that I have, but I need to hack/crack or change my root password.

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Fedora :: VMWare Player - Forgot Root Password

Oct 1, 2010

I am running Fedora 13 in vmware player for a class that I am taking at school and I forgot the root password, anyway I can change it or recover it?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Trying To Login But Forgot Root Password

Jul 28, 2010

I am new to ubuntu and I've installed it but I didn't use it too much. Now I was trying to login into ubuntu but I forgot the root password. Can I login into ubuntu or change the root password. I didn't make any other user than the installation were asking me. If I try to reinstall the ubuntu, the setup will help me to choose the same partition (to overwrite on the previous ubuntu)?

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Ubuntu :: Need To Access Files But Forgot Root Password

Feb 14, 2011

I honestly forgot my root password sad as it sounds. I can't just reinstall Ubuntu either because there are files I actually need on the computer. And I need the Root password to access the files.

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Server :: Forgot Root Password Of OpenSuSe - How To Retrieve

Oct 22, 2010

I have forgot the root password of opensuse server. How could I retrieve it.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Forgot Root Password - No Access To Boot Options

Jun 27, 2011

I forgot root password. I read that I have to access boot options during start up. I have two choices "desktop", "failsafe". There is boot options below but I cannot access it.

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SUSE / Novell :: Acct Sa Only Shows Root?

Feb 11, 2010

I just installed a clean install of suse 11.2. I then installed acct, using yast2.

Finally I did:

sudo /sbin/chkconfig psacct on
sudo /etc/init.d/psacct start

So far so good. The problem is that if I know do:sudo /usr/sbin/sa I only see root processes. None of the user processes seem to show up. If I run it with -m flag, I just see a total and a root row, no users show up at all. But I do have user accounts on the machine, and I am working in one of them (only root when necessary).why, or what to do about it? Is there something else that has to be configured? As I understand it, sa -m should show a summary for all users, not just for root. I want to be able to see how much time different users are using.

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SUSE / Novell :: Allow Root Login Using Kde 4.5.3 On Opensuse 11.3?

Nov 6, 2010

How can I allow root logins using kde gui 4.5.3 on opensuse 11.3 ? Currently the gui says "root logons are not allowed" Rpms installed see listing [1]

# rpm -qa | grep -i kde |sort


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SUSE / Novell :: Any Way To Disable / Modify Keyring Password?

Mar 27, 2010

I was wondering if there is a way to disable or modify the keyring because I am getting the prompts every time I try to remote administer the box using vnc client on another machine. I just want to be able to remotely login to the box without having the keyring prompt pop out. I don't know if this is possible as I set the box to automatically log in.

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Ubuntu Servers :: Users On The Machine Can Login Into Vsftpd With Their Username And Password On The Machine And Go To Their Root Dir "/home/username"?

Nov 3, 2010

I recently installed vsftpd on my server. I noticed that users on the machine can login into vsftpd with their username and password on the machine and go to their root dir "/home/username".Now, I want to give some people a vsftpd username and password so they can upload and download files and folders to their folder, but this folder has to be in the "/var/www/(username)" folder. I don't want them to be able to go to any other folder than their own folder like "/var", "/etc" or "/home" etc. Also I don't want them to be able to login on the machine as a user, through putty for example. They should only be allowed to acces their folder with vsftpd, nothing else.

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OpenSUSE Network :: Samba Wants Username And Password - None Have Been Established - SuSE 11.3

Aug 17, 2010

I am attempting a simple two computer office network using Samba. When attempting to access the shared director, a screen pops in Linux and Windows requesting a user name and password. I haven't established a user name or password. Is there a way to allow any computer on the network to access the shared file without a user name and password?The following is the result of:

cat /etc/samba/smb.conf
add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -c Machine -d /var/lib/nobody -s /bin/false %m$
domain logons = No


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SUSE / Novell :: Encrypted Root With LUKS On LVM And RAID-1 ?

Apr 15, 2009

OpenSuSE 11.1 is by far the best SuSE version in a long time. It's generally up to competition or ahead of it. It's admirable, how thoughtful this system is set up, and how clean and fast it is compared to its predecessors. It ssems, that SuSE is fighting its way back to where they came from before the Novell "merger."

Having said that, it is even harder to understand, IMHO, why the installer doesn't support encrypted root partitions. Of course, there is a manual solution:

However, this HOW-TO doesn't explain how to combine LUKS encryption with LVM on a RAID-1 system, as described for Slackware 12.2 here:


Is there a similar guide anywhere available for OpenSuSE 11.1?

If not: Would it be possible to do all the low-level setup work, like partitioning, setting up the logical volumes and encrypting everything, with Slackware, following the document above, and then install OpenSuSE 11.1 on that system? Would that work?

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General :: How Can Log In Under Username Using Root Password

Jan 12, 2010

How come I can log in under my username using root password? Where can I fix this? I am running Fedora 10.

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SUSE / Novell :: Ran Rm -rf On Home Directory Unable To Run Commands As Root

Jun 13, 2010

Accidently ran rm -rf while the pwd was /home/user-name

Now I'm unable to run any command whatsoever as root, ls,vi,cnf whatever, they don't work.

However the commands work as normal user.

I can guess that the files with root ownership in the home folder were deleted but I would like to revert everything back to normal and would like to know how to solve this problem.

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SUSE / Novell :: Root Or User Account For Administrative Purpose?

Dec 23, 2008

I just installed opensuse 11.1 with only the standard user account, not root account. Therefore, my question is regarding this ... is safe running linux with no root account? Should I create a root account for adminstrative purposes? If so, how can I do that?

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SUSE / Novell :: Correct Amount Of Free Space For The Root Partition?

Oct 4, 2010

I recently tried a frugal/poor mans install of knoppix that I placed in a folder in the root partition of /home (hda7) in opensuse 11.3. I decided to delete the folder and contents. The hard drive was busy for several minutes and after it was finished, I checked the disk usage and found that / was at 97% capacity, up from what was 10gig of free space. I could not find any traces of the deleted folder or its contents, so I used puppy linux and ran e2fsck on the / partition. Puppy linux reported 1.9gig free space and opensuse reported .5gig free space. My concern is if the deleted folder is taking up space in the root partition that I can not locate and why the difference in reported disk space usage in hda7. Also, if more packages are installed, where are they placed (/ or /home)?

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SUSE / Novell :: Fails To Boot From QLogic Fibre Channel Card - No Root Device Found

Oct 31, 2010

We have a SuSE/SLES 9 server that boots from a fibre channel card, using volumes from a NetApp filer.

We previously had the server booting from the LUNs on the filer, but after some tinkering around with the fibre channel BIOS, we have the situation where the LUNS seem to be mounted, the OS boots, starts to initialise everything but then stalls, saying:

We have tried loads of combinations of settings in the BIOS and fibre channel BIOS without any success or any idea what may have caused the error.

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SUSE / Novell :: Changing /tmp From It's Own Partition Back To Root Partition?

Jun 8, 2010

I initially installed SuSe11.2 with /tmp mounted on separate partition on another physical disk( there are two physical disks). Now I want to attach disk with existing SuSe11.2 to another motherboard so I would like that /tmp becomes part of the root partition. Will deleting /tmp mount point in /etc/fstab create automatically new /tmp from root at next startup, or something else has to be done to achieve, that in future, /tmp resides on root partition instead? In this way it would be much easier to move the disk with SuSe11.2 to another motherboard.

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SUSE / Novell :: Change Partition Size On Root Partition?

Aug 2, 2009

I am relatively new to Linux and Opensuse. I created the / root partition and now it is growing and maxing out. I have partitioner available to me but how do I change the partition size when the root partition is mounted. Do I login as root and then umount or modify fstab and restart and change from command line or do I format and reinstall everything? I have room to expand but not sure how to manage this?

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