General :: Change Root Password To Effect A Manual Fsck ?
Sep 27, 2009
I have pc/os linux 2009 installed and I recently got the following message while trying to boot up my system:
*checking root file system...fsck 1.41.4 (27-Jan-2009) dev/sda1 contains a file system with errors, check forced. /dev/sda1:Inodes that were part of a corrupted orphan linked list found. /dev/sda1:Unexpected inconsistency;run fsck manually. (i.e., without -a or -p options) fsck died with exit status 4
*An automatic file system check (fsck) of the root filesystem failed. A manual fsck must be performed, then the system restarted. The fsck should be performed in maintenance mode with the root filesystem mounted in read-only mode.
*The root filesystem is currently mounted in read-only mode. A maintenance shell will now be started. after performing system maintenance press Control-D to terminate the maintenance shell and restart the system.
Give root password for maintenance:
The problem is, when I enter my password I get an incorrect password prompt. How can I change my password so that a manual fsck can start? Why did this message error message appear in the first place?
UPDATE: This is a bug: [URL] Evidently the problem is with plymouth because a workaround is to add "rd_NO_PLYMOUTH" to the kernel boot options. I don't get a prompt for my disk encyrption pass phrase---just a flashing cursor---but that's a small price to pay for being able to run fsck when the root filesystem wasn't umounted properly.
I have fully updated f13 (as of today) on a laptop with all ext2 file systems (It has nothing but flash memory.) If it's shut down without unmounting all file systems, it drops to a shell and asks for the root password to run fsck when it's rebooted. Every key press is treated as though it were <enter>, with a response to the effect that the password is incorrect.
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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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I'm really new to Linux so this will probably sound like a pretty naive question to most users, but how do you change the root password?To install Java, I have to type # su into Terminal,which then asks for the password.What's weird is that when I start typing a password, no characters show up. I don't know if this is supposed to happen or not.I've found a bunch of different sites on the Internet that explain how to change the root password, but none of them seem to work for my specific work station.
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I have 2 Oracle users that generate .tmp files under /var/tmp. By default, the files have the permissions 644. Now, a need has arisen whereby the files created by these users have to have the permission bits as 664. Obviously, I changed the UMASK value for these users from 022 to 02. But the files are still getting created with 644 as the permission.
I tried restarting the application as I read that a relogin is required for the UMASK change to take effect. Even that hasn't helped.
I am trying to reset the root password of Squeeze so that I may be able to update. I forgot it. I have followed the howto Reset Root Password without success. I am getting a root prompt but for some weird reason the root commands are not found. When I type passwd, I get, "command not found". Moreover, If I try reboot and shutdown -h now, both fail.
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I recently decided to give linux a try on my personal machine. I work on a unix machine from time to time at work but am pretty much a novice with what I am doing on this laptop. I am running Ubuntu 9.10, I was trying to change the root password on my laptop but ran into the following:
charles@charles-laptop:~$ whoami charles charles@charles-laptop:~$ sudo password root
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Someone hacked my CentOS 5.4 test box, that I run at home with a gnome interface. It is connected to a domain name, the hacker changed only the root password. How can I change the root password? I get a graphical Grub at startup and if I press "e" nothing happens. Is there a different way to have Grub boot in text mode? Remember that I don't have root access. I was thinking to use the linux rescue mode, but I don't know what steps/commands to enter.
My system (CentOs5.3) became erratic after i tried to change wholesale the ownership of the /FS. is it possible to change ownership or rwx permissions of files in linux? what is the safeguard available to preserve the consistency of the program files in linux against such an attempt by su?
I've been using Ubuntu for like a year now. Whenever I want root privileges I just type sudo and enter my User password. I wanna know if there's a way to change this, in a way that My User password is: "ABC" and the password needed to have root privileges is: "ABC123". I have no problem using the terminal, I actually prefer it to any GUI, it just seems easier to me.
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How can I change the root password of MYSQL server. I have just finished installation, but I mistakenly typed the wrong root password, and now I need to change it from command line, because I cannot even access the UI.
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