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raju1234
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hi...
I have a fedora operating system image with the root password already set.....can I browse through the files of this image to know the password...?
Any help would highly appreciated.....

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The passwords are all encripted in /etc/shadow, but due to the encription you cannot decipher them. If you install the distro on your hard drive then you will be able to reset the password manually by editing the file while booting from another live cd. This post describes how to do that.

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