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Akuma Lazoth

Greetings All, First up help needed with Mandrake

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Well First up after having a look at some of the threads here im impressed with the knowlage, experiance that is gathered here.


Ok I have just gone through some old computers laying around my house and I came across a Dell Pentium Pro 200 128Mb RAM 4Gb HDD Voodoo2 Helios expansion video card running Mandrake 7.1 or 7.2.

It will boot up fine but I have no idea what the root password is so I would greatly appericate any help here thanks.

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Here is a web site with a few ways to do it: http://www.aplawrence.com/Linux/lostlinuxpassword.html

I did by boot a live Linux CD ( http://www.knoppix.org/ ) then I made the hard drive writeable the edited the mnt/hda2/ect/shadow (your path my be a little different)file by removing all the characters between the colons on the root line. Then save the file and reboot without the CD, login as root and just press enter as the password. Hope this helps.

KeL at http://all4him.zapto.org/phpbb/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=6


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