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Re: user name from security logs
From: pierpaolo giacomin <yrzto6 () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 17:17:59 +0200

On Tue, 31 May 2005 09:14:50 -0400 (EDT)
mike () genxweb net wrote:

Sorry if this has been mentioned already but based on:

here's my question:  Is there anyway to change the admin password
and/or get the machine's control back?  If not, Do i have to backup
and reinstall linux on every box?

Why don't you just reboot into singal user mode and change the
password that way?

because debian ask you for password when you boot maintance/single user

    "I worry about my child and the Internet all the time, even though
she's too young to have logged on yet. Here's what I worry about. I
worry that 10 or 15 years from now, she will come to me and say 'Daddy,
where were you when they took freedom of the press away from the
    --Mike Godwin, Electronic Frontier Foundation 

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