I admin my server by realvnc with a non-root account(webmaster). I forgot root password but just a webmaster user remote control.Is there any way to retrieve the root password without sitting front the server? (I work far away from my server.)OS: centos 4.5Kernel: 2.6.9
I found this on Bee's website. For more info on this exploit there are links there:[URl]..All you have to do in Fedora 13 is enter the following lines in a shell as normal user:
I don't think this can be considered solely an "upstream" problem, because I first tried it in Arch using the same version of glibc, and the final command causes both gnome-terminal and xterm windows to disappear.
how to retrieve lost password to file server storage) running Samba 3.0.14a-Debian? Access to file server from windows PCs via LAN , no direct access.Where the password stored there and how to retrieve?
I have saved a wireless password on my ubuntu 10.10 and I connect to it everyday. The other day I wanted to pass it to my friend to use the connection but I couldn't find the saved password. So I checked some forums and I realized it should be possible to find the saved passwords under Systerm > Preferences > Passwords and encryption keys. Although I can only see one of my saved passwords, the other one is missing.
I got during my last year of high school, and I recently installed Fedora 11. During the installation, I misunderstood one of the questions, and set my root password as what I wanted my account password. I want to go in and change it, because it's pretty easy to figure out and has me feeling really vulnerable, but it won't let me. I went to System-Administration-Root Password, entered my password, and put in a new one, but it won't let me click Change Root Password. The button is faded out and unclickable. I've tried several different passwords, and triple-checked each to make sure I typed it in correctly, but it won't work.
I am trying to su from liveuser to root to run yum update. If I am not root, I get a message that says "need to be root to perform this command". I am logged in as liveuser. If I do an su root then it says that my password is invalid. Since I did not set up the root user, I do not know the password.
I have, on numerous times, tried to set up a wireless printer using CUPS. with each attempt it repeats a query asking for the username and password (root password). After entering both the window disappears, pauses and again repeats the same request. It appears that it will not accept the root password even though it works in other cases such as becoming a root user.
just installed fedora 15 on my dell inspiron mini 10. I used the livecd to install it to the harddrive with the wizard. I need to use the root account to get the yum to install the wifi drivers and such. i set the root password as "root01" the first time. it didnt work so i figured maybe i made a mistake. so i reinstalled it making sure i used "root01". it still doesnt work. anybody had this problem or heard of this problem before? i am under the impression that the passwd file could be recovered by using Grub to load it under a singleuser setting. however grub wasnt installed
I want to verify the root password. I am using rPath linux and my use case is like this: 1. There is screen in my application through which user can change the root user's password. He provides 2 information in the screen
i. existing password ii. new password
2. I use a shell script in the back end that uses the "passwd" command to do it. And it doesn't ask for the existing password. But, my business use case is if user enters wrong existing password, I should not reset the password and throw some error message. How do I verify the existing root user's password? And also keep in mind that I am already in that linux box (logged in as root). Also let me now if there is any smarter way of doing it other than "passwd" command.
how to find the root password when i have terminal with root access ie is there any way find out the root or any other users password when we have terminal with root as logged in. I just want to the present password of root or any user on that system and not want to change the password so is there any way using any scripts or software we can find out the present password.
I need to run a command in a terminal, but cannot get root. I can in "Add Software" to install, I know and tried all the passwords I know from the install, but no show.What can I do?I tried sudo password, then typed in the space, no letters appear, but no success.TO "sudo password" after putting is my password, my username comes up and it says I am not in sudoers file.My Laptop has only one user, I know as I tried switching for a test.
there are some configuration files where linux require the password of application user, to do something.how can i to encrypt the password in these files? Or how can i to store that password in encrypted file and retrieve it in secure mode?
I have winbind Active Directory authentication set up on my laptop. AD authentication works like a charm, passwords cache, etc. I can use sudo with no problem. However, I cannot use the root account -no matter what I set the root password to, the system will not take it. I also have a couple of normal system users (not winbind), and no matter what I set their passwords to, I cannot login.
I'm trying to do a fresh F11 install on a Athlon 64 dual core 4 gigs ram, nvidia gforce 9400.I set the root password, when press next nothing happens. I press Ctrl+alt+ backspace and i see:Code:Fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server: 1.0Then system halts and says its safe to reboot.
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?
I am trying to set up a webserver with apache, mysql and php on a old pentrium 4 computer. When I tried to setup my MySQL password, I created a password with punctuation in it. MySQL didn't want the password and gave some error about BASH. I tried changing my password again but now I constantly get the error that I am unable to login. I tried all the possibilities with the password I entered before but i just can't login to MySQL anymore. I found some help sites on how to reset your password by running MySQL in the safe mode but that didn't work for me. Can anyone help me resetting my password? Next time i'll use a pass without punctuation Every help is much appreciated! BTW, I also tried uninstalling MySQL with yum (yum remove mysql) and it uninstalled, but when I installed it again the password was still there
I am running Fedora 12 as Guest OS in VMware Player. I installed Fedora 12 by using a Prepackage VM . The root user name and p/w was supplied by the person who made this appliance. Is there way for me to change root user name and pw
I just installed Fedora Core 13 on my notebook and on installation setup entered password for root as asked. Now I'd like to login as root in console with password I gave to the root, but it doesn't work. Neither am I as regular user in sudoers file.