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Help! I'm running Linux on my PC, and I've lost my root password. Is there anything I can do?
Boot up the system from the CD or floppy disk.
2. Mount the /root partition.
3. Edit the /etc/shadow (or /etc/passwd if this file doesn't exist (it wasn't there in older versions of Linux).
4. Find the line starting with root and delete anything between the first and second colon (:)
5. Reboot; the root password is now blank.
6. Remember to set a new password when you log in!
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