Can’t log in as root,I know my password.
I used a cd key off of a win xp cd rom.
so if i for get i just look at xp cd case.
I know i used all lower case.
can any one help.where is the password file/log
or do i have to format my drive and re-install.
I can login in as the user at first install. but as root
can’t login to virtualmin server 127.0.0.1:10000
What distribution are you using?
Are you by chance using Ubuntu?
Okay, Ubuntu may have made it simple since it sets up sudo by default – which would allow you to change your root password, using a regular user.
So we’ll need to do it the harder way
No, you don’t have to format by any means – you simply need to boot into run level 1, and reset the password.
Here’s an example of how you might accomplish that: