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Recovering grub boot loader password and root password

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Joined: 2007-09-08

hi everyone

I use fedora7 and forgot my root and grub loader password .
If you have, a password protected grub boot loader and you forgot both root and grub password, how can you recover them?

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Joined: 2005-12-20
reinstall GRUB from a live CD

You could reinstall GRUB from a live CD (just about any GNU/Linux live CD should have it; the CD you used to install Fedora has it (IIRC you need to enter "linux text" at the boot prompt to get to a shell). How to install GRUB.

Fedora 8 came out in November by the way.

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Joined: 2007-09-08
hi I found a link that

hi
I found a link that instruct us how can i recovering linux grub boot loader password.
but there is a issue here. my live cd hasn't any mode prompt for writing boot single . may be i didnt find.how can i provide this mode?

http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/howto-recovering-grub-boot-loader-password.html

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linux rescue

You need to type "linux rescue" (without the quotes) at the boot prompt.

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