Hi, there are a few ways to do this.
If you are using LILO as bootloader:
Type in 'linux single' and press 'Enter'. This will log you in as root in single-user mode. If your system requires you to enter your root password to log in, then try 'linux init=/bin/bash' instead.
When it has booted into single-user mode use: 'passwd'
to change the password. then just type: reboot or shutdown -r now
to reboot and the new password should be working.
If you are using grub as bootloader:
When ur in the bootloader, highlight whichever line you boot with and press 'e'. This brings u to a screen where you should highlight the line that starts with 'kernel' and press 'e' again.
Behind the line insert: 'single'
hit enter to save change.
and press 'b' to boot.
If this doesn't work place behind single: 'init=/bin/bash'
and once again use passwd to change the password and type reboot / shutdown -r now to reboot the system.
IF this doesn't work you could also try using a live cd such as knoppix!
ALL COMMANDS WITHOUT THE QUOTATIONS!
Last edited by puntjuh; 01-15-2007 at 06:11 PM.