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    Redhat Enterprise Linux-- Help Me


    Can someone help? I've had this Dell Poweredge1800 Server for about 5 years now. I had my IT guy purchase it and set everything up. About a year ago I dissolved my company and my IT guy moved back home and I have no contact info for him. I would like to use my server again but don't have the login information to access it. Dell support cant help me is there anyone here that can help me?

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    Welcome to the forums!

    You can check this HowTo for several different methods of resetting the root and user passwords:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...-password.html
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    I've read that but I don't know how to tell if im using LILO or GRUB

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    Red Hat has been using GRUB for years, so it's probably that.
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    I just looked up LILO and from the screenshot thats not what I am using so I guess it would be GRUB, but now I have to figure out where and how to edit the boot parameters. I'll let u know.

    Thanks

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    No luck, I guess I'm doing something wrong

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    Are you at least getting to the GRUB splash screen? If so, you should be able to follow the instructions in the link provided by ozar.
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    If you can't get the GRUB edit method to work, try one of the other methods.
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    Ok when trying anything, this is what I see first and I didn't think this is what I should see.
    First when on the GRUB splash page I see
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 2.6.9-34.0.2.ELsmp
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 2.6.9-34.0.2.EL
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 2.6.9-34.ELsmp
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 2.6.9-34.EL
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 2.6.9-5.ELsmp
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 2.6.9-5.EL

    So if I press (e) I then get what I thought I should just see first
    root (hdo,2)
    kernel.......
    initrd......

    So if I press (a) from the first page I see
    grub append> ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 linux ide2=0x10 quiet rhgh quiet

    if I erase everything and put ro root=LABEL=/ single then boot I get
    kernel panic-not Syncing:Attempted to kill init!

    also If I was to try a cd how would I even run it cause I can't get anywhere? Any ideas where I should go from here? Thanks for the help hopefully Im not seeming to dumb.

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    Burn a Knoppix CD, drop it into your CD-ROM tray. Make sure your BIOS are set to allow boot from CD. Then try the second option in the aforementioned link... the one that says Not As Easy Method.
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