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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...!"

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