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Old 10-04-2011, 12:58 PM   #1
vedaprasad
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Resetting root password in single user mode


Hi guys,

I recently changed my root password , by booting into single user mode , but my question is if the root file system is mounted as read only in single user mode how was i able to change it as resetting a password involves a write operation .

Thanks in advance

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Old 10-04-2011, 01:08 PM   #2
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it's not mounted read only. when you initially start booting a distro, / is mounted ro to get started, but during the boot stage it remounts them as read write.
 
  


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