[ale] Good Tip from CNET
Emil P. Man
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Mon Feb 23 12:43:55 EST 2004
If you are lucky and didn't password protect grub/lilo, just boot in
signle user mode, and just type passwd.
Christopher Fowler wrote:
>1. In the lilo or grub boot prompt add the following 'init=/bin/sh'
>2. When you get a shell promtp issue this command
> mount / -o remount,rw
>3. Edit the shadow or passwd file
>4. Reboot the system.
>On Mon, 2004-02-23 at 01:52, Robert Reese wrote:
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>>I'm sure all of you out there already knew this, but I thought it good enough
>>to pass along. ;c)
>>Hopefully it will help someone else, too, as I'm sure this will certainly
>>come in handy for me one day (probably more like a week's worth, actually).
>>Message-ID: <1751011.1077502801145.JavaMail.accucast at 184.108.40.206>
>> Help! I'm running Linux on my PC, and I've lost my root password. Is there
>>anything I can do?
>> 1. 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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