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skoltogyan
25-Sep-2011, 14:36
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How to recovery ( or recreate) lost root password ?

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ab
25-Sep-2011, 20:14
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Google found this for me:

http://www.techtalkz.com/tips-n-tricks/3269-reset-root-password-suse-linux-10-1-other-distributions.html

The init=/bin/bash method is the one I always use and it works well.

Good luck.



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mikewillis
25-Sep-2011, 22:26
If the method(s) ab suggest don't work for some reason here's a more
complicated method:

Boot the machine from a LiveCD. Any version of Linux will do so long as
it's a LiveCD. Or you can use a bootable USB flash drive. Any media that
contains a copy of Linux you can boot the machine from. Boot the machine
from that media, create a new user and set it's password. Then mount the
root filesystem from the machine's harddisk and copy the encrypted
password from /etc/shadow on the Live version of Linux and put it in to
/etc/shadow on machine's harddisk in place of the existing password for
root. You must make sure that you're using the same password encryption
method on both systems.


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skoltogyan
26-Sep-2011, 06:46
ab;2140835 Wrote:
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> Google found this for me:
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> 'Reset Root Password in SUSE Linux 10.1 and other Distributions - TIPS
> 'n' TRICKS'
> (http://www.techtalkz.com/tips-n-tricks/3269-reset-root-password-suse-linux-10-1-other-distributions.html)
>
> The init=/bin/bash method is the one I always use and it works well.
>
> Good luck.
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Thank yout. Method with init=/bin/sh = ok ! ;)

Serg


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