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Old 16th September 2008, 21:35
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Unhappy [HELP PLEASE!]Reset/recover root password

Hi!

I have a webhost that I access to it remotely using Putty.

Today when I tried to logon as root it answered to me that access was denied. Then I logon as normal user, but when I try to do su - it shows me "incorrect password".

It is evident that somehow the root password has been changed.

Now, my question is:

How can I recover my root password using only my remote access and my user login ? Is it possible ?

The OS running on the webhost is the Fedora Core 4.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 16th September 2008, 22:31
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If You've only got remote access to that machine then You should contact technical support and ask to recover the root password for You.
I think this is the best way of doing things like that without the risk of remotly messing anything.
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