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Old 09-20-2019, 01:48 PM   #1
Cebrayil
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no job control on this shell


I am trying to reset root password of my ubuntu 12.04.When Grub menu open I am clicking 'e' button and add rw init=/bin/bash instead of ro splash quite handoff.After doing this, root shell is opening but can not insert anything with keyboard .There is error a no job control in this shell.
 
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It's complicated (to be honest, more complicated than I understand ). You find explanations on the internet why a shell might issue this message, for example https://stackoverflow.com/a/11821441/3548109.

In your situation, the problem should be solved with a Bourne Shell instead of Bash. Find out where it resides, perhaps /bin/sh, and use init=/bin/sh.

EDIT: I am currently working on a Xubuntu system, where /bin/sh is a symbolic link to /bin/dash. dash also features job control, but it's size is about a tenth of bash. Perhaps it's better suited than bash. Right now, I can't see how to install the Bourne shell on Ubuntu.

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but why do you want to do this?

the simplest solution would be to select recovery option in grub

an alternative is to boot a liveCD/DVD/USB
mount root partition
chroot and then run passwd

Since your Ubuntu 12.04 is old, ( expired in 2017 )
you should upgrade it
and the best way is a fresh install

you will want to backup data.
 
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