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    I forgot my root password and cant find my disk, is there a way to reset my password without having to do a reinstall.

    I really don't want to have to wait on and go through the whole process of burning and installing

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    Quote Originally Posted by bimzrus View Post
    I forgot my root password and cant find my disk, is there a way to reset my password without having to do a reinstall.
    Welcome to the forums!

    Here's a HowTo describing several different ways to reset your root password:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...-password.html
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    ok i used ydl single, now i am receiving a request to enable swap space sh-3.1#.

    how do i do this

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    The command for enabling swap space is:

    Code:
    swapon /dev/hdaX
    ...replacing the hdaX with the partition where your own swap resides such as hda5, sda5, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    The command for enabling swap space is:

    Code:
    swapon /dev/hdaX
    ...replacing the hdaX with the partition where your own swap resides such as hda5, sda5, etc.
    Thanks, but I resolved it at that prompt I needed to input -htpasswd and this allows you to reset your password

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