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The nuts and bolts => Installation & Updates => Topic started by: StrayBit on December 18, 2012, 01:59:20 pm

Title: SOLVED Bad passwords
Post by: StrayBit on December 18, 2012, 01:59:20 pm
Got tired of XP getting ever slower on Compaq Presario 700 with 384MB and 40GB hd, so I installed VL-7 std.  Every thing proceeded satisfactorily until it rebooted.  It doesn't like the password for either root or user.

Do I have to re-install (about 4 hours) or is there a way to only change the passwords.  In addition to the install disk, I have VL7-Std-Live and VL7-Light install cds.
Title: Re: Bad passwords
Post by: uelsk8s on December 18, 2012, 03:46:39 pm
you can boot any of those disks and mount the root partition, then chroot into it and change the passwd that way.
Title: Re: Bad passwords
Post by: StrayBit on December 19, 2012, 06:00:47 am
Thanks Uelsk

Once I corrected root and rebooted, discovered the user hadn't been created.