Originally Posted by teebones
Or boot the os in single user mode (init 1)
then at the prompt use passwd to reset the password.
But how to boot the system in single user mode....???
suppose if the 'init' level is set such that it goes directly into GUI, then when we are suppose to switch the mode ?
moreover if it comes to console instead of GUI.....then also we have to give the login and passwd first...
If a user is logging with a user account other than "root" .....then will he get the permission to edit /etc/inittab ???