WebProNews: Lost Root Password (Linux)
Jun 30, 2004, 11:30 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by A.P. Lawrence)
"I have a very good memory. I remember most of my client's
passwords (there are a few I forget regularly for no reason that I
can understand, but I really do know most), I remember telephone
numbers, and of course I know my own passwords. That last isn't as
easy as it might sound, because I have quite a few different
systems and each has its own password, but though I might use the
wrong one now and then, I'll get it on the second or third try.
"Well, not this time. A while back I installed Fedora on a
system here, and today I wanted to look at something and... what
was the root password? Hmm, not that... how about?... nope, well it
must be... darn...!"