lost root password
I need help resetting the master password on a mandriva 2006 machine, I've seen threads to do it but I see to be prompted for root password before getting to the prompt in failsafe mode.
I get : enter root password for maintenance
CTRL-D to continue :
Also with lilo linux single does not work either.
How do I go about it with boot disk, rescue? seems that was just giving me installation options (via ftp, http, etc...)
I assume you mean resetting the root password.
The usual way to do this is to boot with the Installation CD/DVD, hit F1 to select other options and then type rescue at the boot prompt.