12 July 2012

Debian root password recovery

Debian root password recovery if forgotten
1. Reboot machine and on the grub menu, edit the line for your
kernel and add the following at the end --
2. Once at the root prompt, put the following
command --
mount -o remount,rw /
3. Use following command to change root password --
passwd root
4. Reboot
machine with "halt" or "ctrl alt del" keystrokes.

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