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i have forgot root password, i am using linux fedora core 4 server. I am not getting 'e' option to reset the password in the grub menu after booting. please ...
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    i have forgot root password, i am using linux fedora core 4 server. I am not getting 'e' option to reset the password in the grub menu after booting. please give me information to reset the root password and to login.

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    You have to boot up in Single User Mode.

    Highlight Fedora title in GRUB Menu and press 'e'. Select kernel line and press 'e' again. Type single and hit Enter key. Press 'b'.

    Highlight Fedora title -- e -- select kernel line -- e -- type single -- hit Enter key -- b.

    Fedora will boot up in Single User Mode and drop you at command line prompt.
    Execute this
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    passwd
    exit
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    Check this article for several different ways to reset your root password:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...-password.html

    Do let us know how it goes.
    oz

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