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I'm new to Fedora-17 and Linux.
I've stumbled upon a problem after created my su password;
I added some sequence and after this see prompt Setup is complete!
But generally I didn't remember this password.

It's a VMware virtual machine (on a Windows XP system).

- How to solve this trouble on the correct way?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted
  1. Hold CTRL key during boot
  2. Add 1 to end of boot entry
  3. b to boot
  4. passwd to change your password

Full instructions here:

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Can you display Hold CTRL key during boot - How to do this option? – nazar_art Apr 18 '13 at 20:06
Shutdown the VM, hold the CTRL key on your keyboard, start it up and keep holding key until you see the book menu. Lots more details in the link :) – Colin Pickard Apr 18 '13 at 20:12

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