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Old 08-01-2003, 06:02 PM   #1
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lost root password


I've lost the root pasword, but my linux box starts with grub how do i go round it.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 09:56 PM   #2
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GRUB itself is passworded? Or can you get to a login prompt?
 
Old 08-01-2003, 10:05 PM   #3
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Re: lost root password

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Originally posted by brandonAd
I've lost the root pasword, but my linux box starts with grub how do i go round it.
at boot :

linux init=sh (or bash, zsh etc)

then remount / in read write mode with :

mount -o remount,rw /

Now you should change your password with :

passwd

Good luck !
 
Old 08-02-2003, 12:00 AM   #4
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youngstorm:
the grub is not passworded but i cant get to login prompt ; i dont know how to get to the login prompt since it boots and starts the grub then the grub options then login prompt is that what u mean?

brice2nice:
i cant get to boot: hw do i do it?
 
Old 08-02-2003, 01:15 PM   #5
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What do you see? Does it stay at GRUB? Does it go past GRUB? What does
it look like? Please give details.
 
Old 08-02-2003, 01:25 PM   #6
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http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...ng-single.html

Then, when you get the shell just type 'passwd' to change the password
 
Old 08-03-2003, 03:30 AM   #7
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youngstorm:
no it doesnt stay at GRUB, it goes ahead to booting process and then login screen, is there a way to stop it? the other details at grub include press 'c' for command prompt, when i press 'c' the prompt looks like GRUB>
 
Old 08-03-2003, 04:23 AM   #8
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press e instead of c.

Edit the line which has

kernel=....

at the end of the line add single

and resume the boot process. This will land you in the single user mode where you can change your root password.
 
  


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