I've seen specific boot floppies on the Net that help you reset root
password. In case you cannot get it, just download tomsrtbt. It creates
a boot floppy and on boot copies (expands rather) the full filesystems
into ramdisk and operates out of ramdisk. You can then mount your root
partition, edit the /etc/passwd and/or /etc/shadow file, remove the
password and boot. No password will be asked. Change the password then
[mailto:ilugc-admin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Prakash
Sent: Friday, December 27, 2002 6:49 PM
Subject: Re: [Ilugc] root passwd
You may not always land up at the root prompt!
By default GNU/Linux/Debian (let me be safe) systems start up
slogin and not bash. Which means you need root password to boot into
single user mode.
If single user mode fails, then you may try using a rescue
floppy. Or an installation CD-Rom (choose rescue mode).
Well, there's another neat way to do it by using the other
parameters! Go ahead and read the docs to find out!
On Mon, Dec 23, 2002 at 11:00:20AM -0600, Manikandan P. wrote:
i forgot root passwd in my gnu/linux based RH. is it possible to
reset the root passwd? if yes, how can i do so? Thanks in advance.
boot into your system by typing
at the boot prompt
you will be landing at the root prompt.
#passwd -d root
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