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Ok, I am brand new at this so bare with me. Just got a new netbook running Linpus lite and the first thing I always do is secure it, Enter ...
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    Ok, I am brand new at this so bare with me. Just got a new netbook running Linpus lite and the first thing I always do is secure it, Enter a supervisor password and user password, and enable password prompt at power up, but now the password I entered is not being accepted, so I am locked out entirely, anyway to access the root and change it? I have no clue.

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    Hi and Welcome !

    Boot up in Rescue or Single User Mode and execute this
    Code:
    passwd
    Reassign root password. It won't ask for earlier root password.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
    New Users: Read This First

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    If it's the power-up password you are going to have to reset the BIOS.
    Normally this requires opening the system and moving a jumper.

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