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Offline JakeJZG

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Distro Install help thread
« on: September 19, 2007, 03:24:14 pm »
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Re: Distro Install help thread
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2007, 03:31:20 pm »
I don't feel helped :(
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Re: Distro Install help thread
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2007, 03:32:51 pm »
What do you need?  It might be better if you have more than one question that we talk on AIM or some such.
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Re: Distro Install help thread
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2007, 03:34:19 pm »
I think I'm just noting that I don't understand what the thread is for.
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Re: Distro Install help thread
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2007, 03:58:29 pm »
I think I'm just noting that I don't understand what the thread is for.

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Re: Distro Install help thread
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2007, 04:45:59 pm »
BRAIN SOAP!! STAT!!
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Re: Distro Install help thread
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2007, 12:59:51 am »


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Re: Distro Install help thread
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2007, 01:14:08 pm »
So I renamed the root account on CentOS the other day just like you can rename the Administrator account in Windows.  I did it by editing /etc/passwd.  Now I can't login as root anymore, or "su -" and this causes problems in trying to administrate things...is there any way to recover this?

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Re: Distro Install help thread
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2007, 01:29:17 pm »
ok, A) Never edit the /etc/passwd file. That is a bad thing to do, the password is based on a checksum with the username, change user names with useradd
B) to recover the ability to enter your root account check out this link http://www.linuxforums.org/security/howto:_recover_root_password.html it should help you out.

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Re: Distro Install help thread
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2007, 10:36:15 pm »
I have a question.

I forgot my ubuntu username and password and mythtv username and password (I know, I know...)  Any way to recover either of these?
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Re: Distro Install help thread
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2007, 12:54:04 pm »
I have a question.

I forgot my ubuntu username and password and mythtv username and password (I know, I know...)  Any way to recover either of these?

I just decided to reinstall everything.
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