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Old 01-01-2008, 10:00 AM   #1
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Problem while changing linux forgotten root password

Dear Friends !!!

I have forget my linux root password. i am following the below procedure to change it but facing problem.

In GRUB, hitting 'e", then selecting the "kernel" line, hitting "e" again, and adding " single" to the end of the line. Pressing ENTER, and then "b" to boot.

But after booting it is giving me following error.

mounting root filesystem
mount : error 2 mounting ext3
pivotroot : pivot_root (/sysroot, /sysroot/initrd) failed:2
umount /initrd/proc failed :2
freeing unused kernel memory : 128k freed
Kernel panic: no init found. Try passing init= option to kernel

Please Help me !!!, i will be very thankful

Old 01-01-2008, 10:27 AM   #2
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GRUB Error 2 : "Selected disk doesn't exist"
This error is returned if the device part of a device- or full filename refers to a disk or BIOS device that is not present or not recognized by the BIOS in the system.

does the distro boot when not in single user mode?


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