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Hi there, im new to slack but so far so good..Managed to setup slack,netwroking,inet + + +.Today i changed my root password from 7 to 8 caracter...When i changed password ...
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    Login problem


    Hi there,

    im new to slack but so far so good..Managed to setup slack,netwroking,inet + + +.Today i changed my root password from 7 to 8 caracter...When i changed password of root account it told me something i cannot remember..i just pressed ok..then i logged out and now i cant login again..i know password is correct..but it wont let me login as root..anyone plz i need help with this..im running slackware 10.1

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    Did you try the old password?
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    Yes

    Quote Originally Posted by retired1af
    Did you try the old password?
    yes old password also tried..the other account does not work either

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    Try to reset the root password using the procedures detailed in this thread.
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    Just boot the
    boot/root disk, mount your root filesystem on /mnt, and blank out the
    password field for root in /mnt/etc/passwd, as so:

    root::0:0:root:/:/bin/sh

    Now root has no password; when you reboot from the hard drive you should
    be able to login as root and reset the password using
    passwd.

    And there are dozens of hits re: this subject on Google if you need more info.
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    Have you checked here first?

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    still no go

    hi there,thx for the help so far.When i saw lilo i typed in linux single and it started to load..like normal..when it asked for user i typed root but still same problem with the password.At boot it says im entering level 1..
    Now boot has (none) login..if boot normal it says only login..So all in all i still cant login..and cant run any commands either..any other solution?

    and again thx for all help

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    still no go

    hi there,thx for the help so far.When i saw lilo i typed in linux single and it started to load..like normal..when it asked for user i typed root but still same problem with the password.At boot it says im entering level 1..
    Now boot has (none) login..if boot normal it says only login..So all in all i still cant login..and cant run any commands either..any other solution?

    and again thx for all help

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    Worked

    Hi people..just want to say it all went ok no..managed to reset the password!..thx alot!

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    Re: Worked

    Quote Originally Posted by maddog76
    Hi people..just want to say it all went ok no..managed to reset the password!..thx alot!
    Good for you....
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