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    Locked out

    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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    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    Jun 2006
    Chandigarh, India
    Hi and Welcome !

    Boot up in Rescue or Single User Mode and execute this
    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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    Linux Guru Lazydog's Avatar
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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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