Root Password Recovery for Fedora

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Date: 2007-01-29 10:36:30 00:00

When you lost your root password in a RedHat Linux Based systems you should first have access to the console, (the machine itself).

Power on, or reboot as needed.

and as soon as you get this screen (or similar depending your system and configurations)

fedora password recovery

Now you should press 'e' and you will get this screen.

fedora password recovery

Select the image you would like to boot, and press 'e' again, and as soon as you get the nex screen

fedora password recovery

Insert an space and the number one '1' as shown in the image.

After that press ENTER and 'b' and ENTER again.

fedora password recovery

Your will now have your System booted as a single user and you will have no need to enter a password.

Now you can change the password like this

#passwd

#reboot

And you will have againg your system working.

Here you can see the las two images, showing this.

fedora password recovery

fedora password recovery