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Title: Distro Install help thread
Post by: JakeJZG on September 19, 2007, 03:24:14 pm
Here we go!
Title: Re: Distro Install help thread
Post by: Sal Atticum on September 19, 2007, 03:31:20 pm
I don't feel helped :(
Title: Re: Distro Install help thread
Post by: JakeJZG 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.
Title: Re: Distro Install help thread
Post by: Sal Atticum on September 19, 2007, 03:34:19 pm
I think I'm just noting that I don't understand what the thread is for.
Title: Re: Distro Install help thread
Post by: JakeJZG 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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Title: Re: Distro Install help thread
Post by: Sal Atticum on September 19, 2007, 04:45:59 pm
BRAIN SOAP!! STAT!!
Title: Re: Distro Install help thread
Post by: tetsujin on September 21, 2007, 12:59:51 am
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Cameron
Title: Re: Distro Install help thread
Post by: aaron.axvig 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?
Title: Re: Distro Install help thread
Post by: tetsujin 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.

Cameron
Title: Re: Distro Install help thread
Post by: pmp6nl 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?
Title: Re: Distro Install help thread
Post by: pmp6nl 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.