I have currently been assigned a project on Linux. I am using Redhat Linux and I installed it fine onto a standalone machine. I setup a few user passwords for my family and friends so they could use the machine. The I tried to put a mouse config command into the memory, so the mouse would work automtically when I went into X-Windows. the system hung before I could save anything. When I relogged on as root, my password had been dropped, as had 3 of the other user passwords. Can I get these passwords back somehow, or will I have to reformat the disk? I f I have to reformat the disk...how can that be done without the root password?