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I have just been given a hard drive with Red Hat Linux (Weasel ) on it and it is asking for me for a login and password. I am new ...
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    I have just been given a hard drive with Red Hat Linux (Weasel ) on it and it is asking for me for a login and password.
    I am new to linux and dont know how to get around this problem.
    Obviously someone in the past has put a password on this o/s but how can i replace it and keep using the linux??
    Any help would be greatly recieved.
    Regards
    Ken

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    boot up with runlevel 1 (start lilo, and enter the default image, eg. "linux 1") so you get root straight away. Then you type "passwd" and set the new password.


    Good luck

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