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Old 04-05-2017, 07:41 AM   #1
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Forgot my password


My password seems to be incorrect. Is there a way to reset it? I'm using latest Kali with CD.

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Old 04-05-2017, 07:44 AM   #2
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My password seems to be incorrect. Is there a way to reset it? I'm using latest Kali with CD.
Several ways. What have you tried?
 
Old 04-06-2017, 04:48 PM   #3
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I had a similar problem and found the answer here:

https://madalanarayana.wordpress.com...very-in-linux/

It does require the use of the command line, but it is an excellent, full, clear & easy to follow exposition.

Good luck!

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I had a similar problem and found the answer here:
[url]https://madalanarayana.wordpress.com...very-in-linux/

It does require the use of the command line,
Not able to get to the command line though.
to which Safeway44 replied:

Quote:
Article says after Grub screen:
"press e here now you should be seeing three lines, the second line is the kernel line"
I press e and see a list and then:
Grub>
A Grub prompt which allows me to type anything after Grub>
Sorry, that's my fault. I should have specified the use of "chroot" which which forms the second part of the article

dmk

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Old 04-06-2017, 06:06 PM   #4
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My password seems to be incorrect. Is there a way to reset it? I'm using latest Kali with CD.
If you are running Kali from the CD, the default password is toor.
 
Old 04-06-2017, 07:27 PM   #5
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If you are running Kali from the CD, the default password is toor.
I've actually installed it on hard drive. During install it asked me to type a password so I'm assuming that is the password. I did write it down during this, and also was able to see what I was typing in the password box during the install. Odd.

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Old 04-06-2017, 07:33 PM   #6
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I had a similar problem and found the answer here:
https://madalanarayana.wordpress.com...very-in-linux/

It does require the use of the command line,
Not able to get to the command line though.

Article says after Grub screen:
"press e here now you should be seeing three lines, the second line is the kernel line"
I press e and see a list and then:
Grub>
A Grub prompt which allows me to type anything after Grub>

BTW I don't see Kali (recovery mode) to choose from either.

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Old 04-06-2017, 07:38 PM   #7
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Several ways. What have you tried?
I made an attempt with this:
http://www.geekyshows.com/2013/06/ho...nux-login.html

But I didn't see what they see. In others words I didn't see a Terminal for me to type command prompts in black
No Kali recovery mode to choose from, I pressed e and got a prompt like this:
Grub>
I'm able to type after Grub>
Grub> is all in blue backdrop, not black like Terminal in the link above.
 
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Should I just delete the partition's and start new install again. How do I do that correctly if you think I should that is?
 
Old 04-06-2017, 07:41 PM   #9
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since it sounds like you have a live CD, just boot up the live CD, mount the filing system from the hard drive and chroot to the mounted hard drive, you should now be able to run passwd command as root. Afraid a bit too late in the night for me to give clearer instructions than that.

Alternatively on Grub, you can try to boot single user mode or initialize into a shell, both of those would should give the ability to reset it too.
 
Old 04-07-2017, 12:40 AM   #10
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Here's 'the answer' that I was reluctant to reveal after #2
(I even 'feared' revealing the 'secret' *web-research* terms: rw init=/bin/sh)

In #6, you likely -wrongly- typed a 'c' to get grub> prompt.
As punishment please study: http://gnu.org/software/grub/manual/...html#Interface
(or you can substitute the web-search that I used to find it: grub prompt manual)

Let us know, per (my favorite LQhowTo): http://linuxquestions.org/questions/...ml#post5669556
 
Old 04-07-2017, 11:45 AM   #11
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judging from all those blog posts, it seems that kali users forgetting their passwords is a rather common occurence
 
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Old 04-07-2017, 11:58 AM   #12
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The funny part is they need to search help with a trivial problem like this.
 
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Old 04-07-2017, 12:26 PM   #13
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The funny part is they need to search help with a trivial problem like this.
Mr Robot never forgets his password!
 
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Old 04-07-2017, 05:09 PM   #14
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In #6, you likely -wrongly- typed a 'c' to get grub> prompt.
Typed correctly this time and solved,thanks.
 
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Old 04-08-2017, 04:46 AM   #15
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Cool! I'm glad you were 'thick skinned' to comments
Please use ThreadTools at top, to mark this as 'Solved'
(esp for future searchers!)
 
  


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