How do I reset username and password? (in Linux Kernel 2.4.26)
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 1, 2009
I bought an older Laptop for my son. It has Pentium 133mhz (yes, it is old). It came with Linux. My son wants to keep the Linux. When I turn it on, it is going through bunch of stuff that I am not familiar with. And, it stops at 'box login:'. I don't know what to enter at this point. A random entry is resulting prompt 'Password:'. Is there any way to reset these? Do I need to reinstall Linux. I noticed following also (if helps):
I also noticed the following during start up:
Linux Kernerl 2.4.26
Thanks for any help.
can't reset root password for mysql on ubuntu 3.2
- date: August 16, 2012
I'm just new to mysql so I apologize for any silly questions.
My problem started off with me not being able to log in as root anymore into my mysql install. I was attempting to run mysql without passwords turned on... but whenever I would run the command :
# mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables &
I would never get a prompt back... (I was trying to follow the instructions here: http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/recove...-password.html)
The screen just looks like this:
:/usr/bin# mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables
120816 11:40:53 mysqld_safe Logging to syslog.
120816 11:40:53 mysqld_safe Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql
and i don't get a prompt to start typing the sql commands to reset the password.
when i kill it by doing a ctrl-c, i get the following message:
error: 'Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2)'
Check that mysqld is running and that the sock
Is it a safe option to reset the '[email protected]' password via phpmyadmin?
- date: August 8, 2013
For what now seem rather inexplicable reasons, I didn't set a password for MySQL when I installed my LAMP server (13.04). Since then, I've been struggling to reset the 'root' password for MySQL to something usable/memorable, and as a consequence have been unable to gain access to phpmyadmin to do any work with databases.
Having taken a fair amount of time to use what appear to be the standard methods of resetting the 'root' password e.g. http://chetansingh.me/2012/07/01/res...ssword-ubuntu/, I've had no joy getting things reset. In the process though, I did come across a way of accessing the password for debian-sys-maint user, by following this post - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...8#post11210808
Using those user credentials, I have succeeded in logging into phpmyadmin, and now have access to all of the databases present (information_schema, MySQL, performance_schema, phpmyadmin & test). Given that I've now got into phpmyadmin using the debian-sys-maint user, is it now a
xen reset guest root password
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 18, 2008
I need to reset a root password on a xen guest DOMU, does anyone know how to reset it some other way besides remounting the vm and chrooting into it? I'm not confident I know the commands involved in doing that. Otherwise, does someone have the commands I need to use?
Unable to reset the root password for mysql on fedora
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 7, 2009
I have successfully installed mysql on my fedora machine and started up the server also. To get a firm knowledge about the installation and configuration of mysql, I deliberately uninstalled it using YUM. Now when second time I have installed mysql I am unable to set the root password using
/usr/bin/mysqladmin-u root password 'new password'
I have deleted the entry for mysql from /etc/passwd. Now when it is not allowing me to install mysql totally
1) What is the problem and how to solve it?
2) Where the installatin files are stored on linux as in Windows they are stored by default on c:?
3) What are /etc/rc.d and /etc/rc.d/init.d directories used for?
Any help will be appreciated.
thanx in advance>
Help!! reset root password
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 10, 2011
I need to reset my root password cause i don't know it. THe past DBa left without leaving any passwords. I am attempting to change the admin password but at the command line, it asks me for the root password to proceed with maintenance.
It is an ubuntu virtual machine. Please help I need to get into this server urgently.
How to reset password ?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 12, 2009
Any body knows how to reset a root password after inserting a live cd,
ie . i need to reset my existing ubuntu root password, other options all i tried its gud , but need to knw hw to do this while having a live cd and resetting it !!!!!!
reset unkown HDD password
location: linuxquestions.com - date: June 9, 2006
I aquirred a used Gateway laptop,but the hard drive is password protected and I want to reset it using Mepis,if possible.I am new to Mepis and am not sure how to go about it. I tried to use Qparted but got nowhere. I am a little bit more familiar with Xandros, but I thought I would try Mepis first. Hope someone can give me a hand.
HOW TO: Reset keyring password
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 30, 2009
Ubuntu 8.04.x LTS desktop edition
You're trying to change your Keyring password but the following error message is output.
Couldn’t change keyring password.
You tried every possible passwords including your Ubuntu administrator password but none are working.
STEPS TO RESET YOUR KEYRING PASSWORD
Go to APPLICATIONS -> ACCESSORIES -> PASSWORD AND ENCRYPTION KEYS
Go to EDIT menu -> PREFERENCES option
Highlight the LOGIN AUTOMATICALLY UNLOCKED WHEN USER LOGS IN entry.
Click on REMOVE KEYRING button.
Click on OK button.
Click on ADD KEYRING button.
Type in a NEW KEYRING NAME. For example MY NEW KEYRING. This name could be anything.
Type in a PASSWORD and CONFIRM PASSWORD. Usually the same as your Ubuntu admin password. But it could be anything. A complex password is safer. Such as mixing letters, numbers and symbols. Note that you will need to remember this password in
How to reset password ? Page 2
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 8, 2012
You don't need to boot a live CD to reset the password for Ubuntu. You can reset the password for Ubuntu by booting to recovery mode:
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