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how to get into root console

Discussion in 'Software' started by virus456, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. virus456

    virus456 Private E-2

    how do u get into the root console in fedora 6? how do u do it when u cant login? because we cant even log in.

    we have tried this one vga cmd but our screen just started blinking
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2008
  2. Poltergiest

    Poltergiest Private E-2

    you search for it on google jon.
  3. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

    If you dont know the answer, then DO NOT reply, the tech areas of Majorgeeks are for serious help and assitance not a playground.

    Please read

    Further posts like this will be deleted.

  4. Poltergiest

    Poltergiest Private E-2

    i wasnt trying to start anything.Virus is one of my guildies..I didnt mean to go against the forums rules or Admins.I apologize
  5. adm1329

    adm1329 Private E-2

    It's been a while since I've had to do this. But I think this will work.

    just fire up the machine, then at the Grub bootloader screen, select the option to edit the boot line and put a 1 at the end of it. This will load the OS to run level 1 and drop you to a root shell without requesting any login credentials. At this point you can simply use passwd to change the root user's password.
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2008

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