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 password....how 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 :: Lost Root And Don't Know User Password 8.2

Oct 18, 2007

I have a Suse 8.2 machine that we were using for a listserver for a few years now. We need to pull some data off of the machine, but no one knows the root password and we don't know any user passwords either.

I have tried going in and editing the shadow and passwd file, but it is almost like the revert back when I reboot. I have also tried rescue mode as root and then doing passwd root. It acts like it is letting me change the password, but when I try to use the one I set it doesn't work.

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 :: 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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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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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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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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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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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
[global]
add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -c Machine -d /var/lib/nobody -s /bin/false %m$
domain logons = No

[code]....

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Jun 14, 2006

How Do I recover a user's password in SUSE 10.0

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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]

[1]
# rpm -qa | grep -i kde |sort
NetworkManager-kde4-0.9.svn1184295-5.2.x86_64
NetworkManager-kde4-libs-0.9.svn1184295-5.2.x86_64
NetworkManager-openvpn-kde4-0.9.svn1184295-5.2.x86_64
NetworkManager-pptp-kde4-0.9.svn1184295-5.2.x86_64

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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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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:

http://en.opensuse.org/Encrypted_Roo...ith_SUSE_HOWTO

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:

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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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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 :: Lilo Fails With Root On Raid 1 Device

Dec 30, 2004

I've successfully installed SuSE Linux Enterprise Server on a IBM p655 LPAR with root on /dev/md0 (Raid 1) but for some reason Lilo just doesn't appreciate it.

The system will not boot. Complains about no Prepboot partition or something like that. I can boot and access the installed system from the network.The vmlinuz file is in the /boot directory (remember root is on /dev/md0) so I'm not certain what exactly lilo is looking for.

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SUSE / Novell :: External USB Disk - Only ROOT Has Write Permission (10.3)?

Mar 24, 2008

Only Root seems to have Write permission to an external USB disk. Even if I mount the device manually and allow all permissions mount -t vfat -o rw /dev/sdb1 /mnt/extusb.Still get access denied when I try to write as a normal user.

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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 :: Program Shortcut Image Appearing On Root Desktop

Mar 24, 2008

In suse 10.3, when I click on the start menu at the bottom left hand corner, a list pops up. Next I select applications, then new applications and I can see the new application which I have just install. I have download a adobe reader .sh installer file. After installing, I find that the short cut image on the desktop appears on my root desktop instead on my desktop. How do I make it appear on my desktop if i install other .sh installer? I have also find that previously on suse 10.3 before I reformat my machine, whatever new programs I install, it will appear in the applications menu. Now it is not appearing. May I know why?

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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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OpenSUSE Install :: Forgot Username - Any Way To Create New One?

Sep 1, 2008

I recently bought an hp laptop with Suse Linux as the os. I ran though the initial configuration and am now at the log in page. I forgot the username I chose....I actually dont even remember typing one in. What can I do to create a new user/password?

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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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General :: Root Password Recovery - Suse 10.2.1

Sep 1, 2010

Short version:

Ex employee logged into to box and changed the root password, trued to start in single user mode, but not coming right

Long version:

Tried changing the directories to /usr/bin and /sbin but didn't work either.

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